Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
UCB Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
UCB
Penalty: 
$9,893,322
Year: 
2011
Date: 
June 9, 2011
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

UCB Inc. agreed to pay $9.9 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it promoted the epilepsy drug Keppra for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration and thus caused false claims to be submitted to state Medicaid programs. This was part of a larger $34 million civil and criminal settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-ucb-inc

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Belgium
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.