Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
McKesson Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
McKesson
Penalty: 
$37,000,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
May 2, 2019
Primary Offense: 
Controlled Substances Act violation
Violation Description: 

Drug distributor McKesson agreed to pay $37 million to settle state allegations that it failed to appropriately monitor the distribution of painkillers to pharmacies, exacerbating the opioid epidemic in West Virginia.

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: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
wholesalers
Specific Industry of Parent: 
wholesalers-medical supplies
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Parent company note: 
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