Some of The Biggest Law Suits Against Pharma Companies

Some of the common practices by Pharmaceutical companies that ends up in a court rooms are

  1. Unlawful Kickbacks
  2. Clinical trials manipulation
  3. fraud against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  4. Off-label marketing/Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) violation
  5. Failure to comply with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) requirements
  6. Compounded drug fraud
  7. Illegal drug-switching
  8. Misuse of the 340B drug discount program
  9. Medicaid best price fraud
  10. Medicare Part D Fraud
  11. Fraud by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs)

 1. GLAXO SMITH KLINE - $3 Billion (2012) 

Civil Liabilities $2 Billion  

Forfieture 43.1 Million

Criminal Fines 956.8 Million

plead guilty to misdemeanor criminal charges

2. Pfizer $2.3 Billion (2009)

Criminal Fines 1.3 Million

Civil Settlement of Illegal Drug Promotion - $1 Billion

False Promotion of
BEXTRA Valdecoxib tablets
GEODON Ziprasidone-Capsules
LYRICA Pregabalin
ZYVOX LineZolid IV oral

Allegation of Paying Kickbacks and submitting false claims to goverment

3. Jhonson & Jhonson - $2.2 Billion (2013) 

Civil Liabilities $1.72 Billion  

Forfieture $419 Million

Criminal Fines $66 Million

RISPERDAL divalproex Sodium

Guilty for missbranding antiphycotic drug RISPERDAL allegations include off Labelling Marketing & Kicbacks to Doctors & Pharmacists

4. Abot - $1.5 Billion (2012) 

Civil Settlements $800 Million  

Criminal Fines 500 Million

Forfieture 198.5 Million

Virginia Medical Fraud Control Unit $1.5 Million

DEPAKOTE divalproex Sodium

Guilty for criminal felony for unlawfull promotion prescription drug DEPAKOTE for uses not approved by FDA