Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Schering-Plough Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Merck
Penalty: 
$21,300,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
December 17, 2009
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

The California Attorney General announced a $21.3 million settlement with Schering-Plough Corporation, resolving allegations the company deliberately inflated the price of Albuterol and other drugs, causing California's Medicaid (Medi-Cal) program to overpay millions of dollars in pharmacy reimbursement.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New Jersey
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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