Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Purepac Pharmaceutical Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Pfizer
Penalty: 
$600,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
May 27, 2010
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Alpharma USPD, Inc. and Purepac Pharmaceutical Co. agreed to pay a total of $1.2 million in settlement of allegations they misreported the average wholesale price of their drugs to the state Medicaid program. The announcement did not specify how much each company would pay; here we assume the total was split evenly between them.

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