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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Johnson and Johnson
Current Parent CompanyJohnson & Johnson
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Penalty: $4,475,000
Year: 2009
Date: March 2, 2009
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: consumer protection violation
Violation Description: A Brooke County Circuit Judge ordered Johnson and Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceutica subsidiary to pay civil penalties totaling $4,475,000 for making false or misleading statements to West Virginia physicians about two of its products, Risperdal, an antipsychotic drug, and Duragesic, a narcotic pain patch.
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 Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
Source of Data: Court Orders Johnson and Johnson to Pay Millions for Misleading WV Doctors, States News Service, March 2, 2009 (via Nexis).
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