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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Shering-Plough/Warrick Companies
Current Parent CompanyMerck
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Penalty: $14,833,333
Year: 2009
Date: May 22, 2009
Offense Group: government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: The Alabama AG announced that a group of six pharmaceutical companies agreed to pay a total of $89 million to settle litigation relating to Medicaid average wholesale prices. The amount to be paid by each company was not revealed. Here we assume the total was divided equally among them.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Alabama Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: Alabama
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
Source of Data: Associated Press, Ala. settles suits with 6 drug firms for $89M, May 22, 2009 (via Nexis).
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Current parent company note: Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.