Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Pfizer, Inc. and Pharmacia Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Pfizer
Penalty: 
$8,200,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
October 6, 2010
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Pfizer and its subsidiary Pharmacia agreed to pay $8.2 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.

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