Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
AstraZeneca
Current Parent Company: 
AstraZeneca
Penalty: 
$5,500,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
February 7, 2013
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Violation Description: 

AstraZeneca agreed to pay $5.5 million in settlement of allegations it illegally promoted its drug Seroquel for uses that were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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