Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Warner-Lambert
Current Parent Company: 
Pfizer
Penalty: 
$190,000,000
Year: 
2004
Date: 
May 13, 2004
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Violation Description: 

Warner-Lambert, a subsidiary of Pfizer, agreed to pay $190 million to resolve multistate litigation relating to the marketing of its drug Neurontin for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The total included $152 million to be paid to state Medicaid programs and $38 million to state consumer fraud offices. All this was part of a larger $430 million civil and criminal settlement also involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-warner-lam...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
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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