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Amerisourcebergen Specialty Group Pleads Guilty to Distributing Misbranded Drugs and is Sentenced to Pay $260 Million to Resolve Criminal Liability

Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group (ABSG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC), one of the nation's largest wholesale drug companies and number 11 on the Fortune 500 list, pled guilty to illegally distributing misbranded drugs. ABSG agreed to pay a total of $260 million to resolve criminal liability for its distribution of oncology supportive-care drugs from a facility that was not registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The guilty plea and sentencing took place before United States District Judge Nina Gershon.


Action Details

  • Date:September 27, 2017
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions