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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Sanofi-Aventis

12 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $434.2M in penalties

Sanofi-Aventis (renamed Sanofi in 2011) is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, manufacturing products covering seven major therapeutic areas: cardiovascular disease, thrombosis, oncology, diabetes, central nervous system, internal medicine, and vaccines. Aventis operates in 100 countries and employes approximately 100,000 people.

Correspondence Date
Letter to Sanofi-Aventis 4/22/2009
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 #73 $785.4M
2015 #88 $625.9M
2014 #88 $607.6M
2013 N/A $625.2M
2012 #75 $852.7M
2011 #83 $789.2M

12 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

2 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
4/3/2017 Overcharging the Department of Veterans Affairs
Sanofi-Aventis
$19,868,194
1/30/2017 Chaires et al. v. Sanofi et al. (Insulin Price Fixing)
Sanofi-Aventis
Pending
4/16/2014 U.S. v. Cupo (Insider Trading)
Sanofi-Aventis
$700
12/19/2012 Hyalgan False Claims National Settlement
Sanofi-Aventis
$109,000,000
11/19/2012 SEC v. Cupo (Insider Trading)
Sanofi-Aventis
Pending
5/9/2011 Failure to Report Ambien Patent Agreements
Sanofi-Aventis
$0
2/9/2011 FDA Inspection of Frankfurt, Germany Facility
Sanofi-Aventis
$0
1/28/2011 FDA Inspection of Bridgewater, NJ Facility
Sanofi-Aventis
$0
5/28/2009 Misreporting Prices for Nasal Sprays
Sanofi-Aventis
$95,500,000
9/10/2007 Fraudulent Pricing of Anzemet
Sanofi-Aventis
$190,433,326
3/14/2007 Bellifemine v. Sanofi-Aventis (Gender Discrimination)
Sanofi-Aventis
$15,360,000
10/27/2006 Vitamin Cartel - Australian Class Action
Sanofi-Aventis
$0
5/31/2005 Cardizem CD Settlement
Sanofi-Aventis
$0
11/21/2001 Vitamin Cartel - EU Fine
Sanofi-Aventis
$4,000,000

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