Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Novartis
Penalty: 
$3,333,333
Year: 
2010
Date: 
October 6, 2010
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis together agreed to pay $10 million as part of a series of settlements between pharmaceutical companies and Hawaii of allegations that they published inflated prices for drugs and thus increased Medicaid costs. The announcement did not specify how that amount would be split among the three companies. Here we assume it was divided evenly among them.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Hawaii Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Hawaii
HQ Country of Parent: 
Switzerland
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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