Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Current Parent Company: 
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Penalty: 
$1,600,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
March 24, 2019
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Durgmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb and marketer Sanofi-Aventis each agreed to pay the state $1.6 million to settle allegations they acted in an unfair and deceptive manner by marketing Plavix as a superior drug to aspirin with a much higher price, despite evidence showing Plavix had no better effect than aspirin for certain usages.

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