Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
AstraZeneca
Current Parent Company: 
AstraZeneca
Penalty: 
$110,000,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
August 7, 2018
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Violation Description: 

AstraZeneca agreed to pay $110 million to the state of Texas to settle lawsuits alleging that the company falsely and misleadingly marketed two of its drugs in violation of the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act.

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