Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Warner Chilcott PLC
Current Parent Company: 
AbbVie
Penalty: 
$125,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
October 29, 2015
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Violation Description: 

Warner Chilcott U.S. Sales LLC, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical manufacturer Warner Chilcott PLC, agreed to plead guilty to a felony charge of health care fraud. The plea agreement was part of a global settlement with the United States in which Warner Chilcott agreed to pay $125 million to resolve its criminal and civil liability arising from the company's allegedly illegal marketing of the drugs Actonel, Asacol, Atelvia, Doryx, Enablex, Estrace and Loestrin.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Food and Drug Administration referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
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Parent company note: 
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