Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Johnson and Johnson
Current Parent Company: 
Johnson & Johnson
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 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: 

Court Orders Johnson and Johnson to Pay Millions for Misleading WV Doctors, States News Service, March 2, 2009 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
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