Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Merck and Company, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Merck
Penalty: 
$4,250,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
March 28, 2011
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Merck & Company, Schering Corporation and Warrick Pharmaceuticals Corporation agreed to pay a total of $4.25 million to settle allegations that it misreported average wholesale drug prices to the state and thus inflated Medicaid costs.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Wisconsin Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Wisconsin
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Source of Data: 

Attorney General Van Hollen Announces Settlement Against Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Alleging Average Wholesale Price Manipulation, Targeted News Service, March 28, 2011 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
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