Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Watson Pharmaceuticals
Current Parent Company: 
AbbVie
Penalty: 
$70,000,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
September 16, 2011
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Watson Pharmaceuticals agreed to pay $70 million to Florida, Texas and local governments in New York to resolve allegations that it knowingly set and reported false and inflated prices for medications dispensed by pharmacies and other providers who were then reimbursed by state Medicaid programs.

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: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Source of Data: 

Attorney General Bondi's Office Recovers $20.2 Million for Florida from Pharmaceutical Company in Medicaid Fraud Settlement, States News Service, September 16, 2011 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
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