Novartis AG

Novartis International AG is a multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland, ranking number three in sales among the world-wide industry.[when?] Company sales totalled 36.173 billon US$ in 2008. Currently,[when?] Novartis is the sixth largest pharmaceutical company in terms of revenue ($41.5 billion in 2009) with a profit margin of about 20%, which is the same as its industry competitors. Novartis profits were down by 31% from 2007 levels. Novartis manufactures such drugs as clozapine (Clozaril), diclofenac (Voltaren), carbamazepine (Tegretol), valsartan (Diovan), imatinib mesylate and (Gleevec / Glivec). Additional agents include ciclosporin (Neoral / Sandimmun), letrozole (Femara), methylphenidate (Ritalin), terbinafine (Lamisil), and others. Renamed to Novartis following an acquisition by Ciba-Geigy, it owns Sandoz, a large manufacturer of generic drugs. The company formerly owned the Gerber Products Company, a major infant and baby products producer, but sold it to Nestlé on 1 September 2007.

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Campaign Finance

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  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
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Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's December 31, 2010 filing.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    $699,848
    Total Spent:
    $706,115
    Cash on Hand:
    $132,644
    Debts:
    $0

Standardized Donation Information

covers roughly through Q4 2013. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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View all campaign finance data for Novartis AG Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$12,773,670 Spent
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Lobbying on Behalf of Novartis AG

View all lobbying data for Novartis AG Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 95 dockets; Submitted to 8 dockets
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All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Novartis AG" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Contractor Misconduct

7 Instances
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This information is collected by the Project On Government Oversight from press releases, court documents, news reports and other public records. It is not meant to be an exhaustive account of all instances of federal contractor misconduct.

More information on each instance, including primary source documents, is available on POGO's site by clicking on the instance description. More information on POGO's methodology is available here.

Misconduct Type Hired By Incident Year Disposition Penalty
Government Contract Fraud Health and Human Servs. Off-Label Promotion of Trileptal (Civil Litigation) 2010 Settlement $237,500,000
Health None Off-Label Promotion of Trileptal (Criminal Prosecution) 2010 Pleaded Guilty $185,000,000
Government Contract Fraud Multiple Agencies False Claims Involving TOBI Cystic Fibrosis Drug 2010 Settlement $72,500,000
Antitrust None Hawaii Average Wholesale Price Litigation 2010 Settlement $10,000,000
Government Contract Fraud Health and Human Servs. Conrad v. Eon Labs (False Claims) 2010 Settlement $3,500,000
Labor None Breeden v. Novartis (FMLA Retaliation) 2010 Judgment Against Defendant $579,338
Health None FDA Review of Gleevec Promotional Material 2010 Investigative Finding $0
View all contractor misconduct data for Novartis AG Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

EPA Violations

1 Enforcement Actions
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Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Old Southington Landfill Ciba Corporation & Novartis Corporation (+85 others) 2009 Southington, Ct $4,248,450
View all EPA violations data for Novartis AG Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

1 person on 1 committee
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

Table shows employees of "Novartis AG" that sat on federal advisory committees.

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  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 1 person on 1 committee
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