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GlaxoSmithKline

55 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $10,129.6M in penalties

GlaxoSmithKline is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies with with an estimated seven percent share of the world’s pharmaceutical market. It produces medicines that treat six major disease areas – asthma, virus control, infections, mental health, diabetes and digestive conditions. The company also markets over-the-counter medicines, dental products, smoking control products and nutritional drinks.

Correspondence Date
Letter to GSK 6/7/2008
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 #64 $901.7M
2015 #89 $617.1M
2014 #70 $783.9M
2013 #64 $884.9M
2012 N/A $539.0M
2011 N/A $512.4M

55 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

7 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
12/21/2016 Irvine, Scotland Health and Safety Violation
GlaxoSmithKline
$67,587
9/30/2016 China Subsidiary Bribery Investigation
GlaxoSmithKline
$20,000,000
5/31/2016 Zofran Products Liability Litigation
GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis AG
Pending
2/12/2016 Illegally Restricting the U.K. Seroxat Market
GlaxoSmithKline
$53,724,533
12/21/2015 Selmani v. GlaxoSmithKline (Whistleblower Retaliation)
GlaxoSmithKline
Pending
6/22/2015 Belgian Retail Price Fixing
GlaxoSmithKline
$619,857
9/15/2014 Clean Air Act Violation at Hamilton, MT Facility
GlaxoSmithKline
$172,900
8/11/2014 Hazardous Waste Violations in King of Prussia
GlaxoSmithKline
$317,550
6/4/2014 Multistate Illegal Marketing Settlement
GlaxoSmithKline
$105,000,000
5/13/2014 China Bribery and Fraud
GlaxoSmithKline
$487,000,000
3/25/2014 Mylan v. GlaxoSmithKline (Breach of Generic Paxil Agreements)
GlaxoSmithKline
$106,700,000
3/18/2014 Contaminated Drug Ingredients at Ireland Plant
GlaxoSmithKline
$0
3/11/2014 Kiker v. GlaxoSmithKline (Paxil Birth Defects)
GlaxoSmithKline
Pending
12/17/2013 Maryland Diabetes Drug Improper Marketing Lawsuit
GlaxoSmithKline
$15,000,000
7/24/2013 Multistate Avandia Settlement (July 2013)
GlaxoSmithKline
$184,000,000
7/24/2013 Blue Cross Blue Shield Association et al. v. GlaxoSmithKline (Puerto Rico Drug Production)
GlaxoSmithKline
Pending
6/14/2013 Cappellino v. GlaxoSmithKline (Gender Discrimination)
GlaxoSmithKline
$0
2/5/2013 Louisiana Off-Label Marketing Lawsuit
GlaxoSmithKline
$45,000,000
11/15/2012 Multistate Avandia Settlement (November 2012)
GlaxoSmithKline
$90,000,000
11/15/2012 Flonase Antitrust Litigation
GlaxoSmithKline
$150,000,000
7/9/2012 Dolin v. GlaxoSmithKline (Paxil Wrongful Death)
GlaxoSmithKline
$3,000,000
4/17/2012 Idaho Average Wholesale Price Lawsuit
GlaxoSmithKline
$2,600,000
2/7/2012 Defrauding Louisiana’s Medicaid Program
GlaxoSmithKline
$10,000,000
1/11/2012 Argentina Vaccine Trials Fine
GlaxoSmithKline
$93,000
11/3/2011 2011 Criminal and Civil Investigations Settlement
GlaxoSmithKline
$3,000,000,000
10/27/2011 South Korea Antitrust Fine
GlaxoSmithKline
$2,651,737
10/7/2011 Current Good Manufacturing Practice Violations at Worthing, UK Facility
GlaxoSmithKline
$0
6/27/2011 Nigeria Trademark Infringement
GlaxoSmithKline
$7,873,706
6/23/2011 Puerto Rico Drug Manufacturing Facility Settlement – State AGs
GlaxoSmithKline
$40,750,000
5/17/2011 South Carolina Attorney General Avandia Lawsuit
GlaxoSmithKline
Pending
2/15/2011 Louisiana Attorney General Avandia Lawsuit
GlaxoSmithKline
Pending
11/17/2010 Humana v. GlaxoSmithKline (Reimbursement for Avandia-Related Injuries)
GlaxoSmithKline
Pending
11/9/2010 Utah Attorney General Avandia Lawsuit
GlaxoSmithKline
$8,500,000
10/26/2010 Puerto Rico Drug Manufacturing Facility Settlement
GlaxoSmithKline
$750,000,000
10/6/2010 Hawaii Average Wholesale Price Litigation
GlaxoSmithKline
$10,000,000
8/30/2010 Kentucky Kytril and Zofran Average Wholesale Price Lawsuit
GlaxoSmithKline
$3,750,000
7/12/2010 U.S. Senate Investigation of Avandia
GlaxoSmithKline
$0
6/23/2010 Paxil Birth Defect Litigation
GlaxoSmithKline
$0
4/19/2010 FDA Review of Altabax Promotional Material
GlaxoSmithKline
$0
10/13/2009 Kilker v. SmithKline Beecham (Paxil Birth Defects)
GlaxoSmithKline
$2,500,000
10/1/2009 Denture Cream Product Liability Litigation
GlaxoSmithKline
$0
12/23/2008 Santa Clara County Drug Pricing Lawsuit
GlaxoSmithKline, Wyeth
$0
9/30/2008 Paxil Class Action (National)
GlaxoSmithKline
$40,000,000
7/26/2008 Medicines Australia Code of Conduct Violations
GlaxoSmithKline
$310,000
7/21/2008 Relenza Litigation Settlement
GlaxoSmithKline
$19,500,000
5/19/2008 Release of TCE in Scottsdale, AZ
GlaxoSmithKline
$0
5/2/2008 In re Wellbutrin Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation
GlaxoSmithKline
$49,500,000
2/27/2008 Bartram v. GlaxoSmithKline (Paxil Birth Defects)
GlaxoSmithKline
$4,588,681
12/17/2007 Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation
GlaxoSmithKline
$770,000,000
10/6/2006 Paxil Class Action Litigation (Madison County, IL)
GlaxoSmithKline
$63,833,148
9/11/2006 Underreporting Profits
GlaxoSmithKline
$3,400,000,000
7/10/2006 Cunningham v. GSK (Paxil Wrongful Death)
GlaxoSmithKline
$0
3/28/2006 Paxil Multistate Litigation - NY Attorney General Settlement
GlaxoSmithKline
$14,000,000
9/20/2005 Zofran and Kytril False Claims Act Violations
GlaxoSmithKline
$150,000,000
4/1/2005 Relafen Multistate Litigation - NY Attorney General Settlement
GlaxoSmithKline
$10,000,000
11/24/2004 Relafen Consumer Litigation
GlaxoSmithKline
$75,000,000
8/26/2004 Paxil New York Litigation
GlaxoSmithKline
$2,500,000
7/8/2004 Augmentin Antitrust Litigation
GlaxoSmithKline
$92,000,000
2/6/2004 Relafen Antitrust Litigation
GlaxoSmithKline
$175,000,000
4/16/2003 Overcharging Medicaid
GlaxoSmithKline
$87,600,000
9/6/2002 Average Wholesale Price (AWP) Drug Litigation
GlaxoSmithKline
$70,000,000
6/6/2001 Tobin v. SmithKline Beecham (Paxil Wrongful Death)
GlaxoSmithKline
$6,400,000

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