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AbbVie

Based in suburban Chicago, AbbVie was created in January 2013 when Abbott Laboratories spun off its pharmaceuticals business. In May 2012, Abbott pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $1.5 billion to settle accusations about its promotion of the drug Depakote for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

AbbVie began reporting payments for speaking, serving on a data monitoring board, research, meals, travel and educational items as of July 2012. AbbVie combines all categories into a single amount.

AbbVie's 2013 U.S. sales: $12.1 billion. Source: IMS Health.

See all AbbVie payments, or visit AbbVie's transparency page.

Notable drugs

  • Humira (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, plaque psoriasis)
  • Trilipix/Tricor (high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels)
  • Niaspan (cholesterol, high triglyceride levels , atherosclerotic disease)
  • AndroGel (testosterone replacement therapy, hypogonadism)
  • Lupron (endometriosis, fibroids, advanced prostate cancer, central precocious puberty)
  • Synthroid (hypothyroidism, pituitary TSH suppression)
  • Kaletra (HIV)
  • Creon (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency due to cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatectomy, or other conditions.)
  • Norvir (HIV)
  • Zemplar (overactive parathyroid glands associated with chronic kidney disease)

Payment Reports

2012 July to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Combination $8,984,659 $17,969,317
$8,984,659 $17,969,317

2013 Jan. to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Combination $8,786,474 $35,145,897
$8,786,474 $35,145,897

2013 Jan. to Dec. Research

Avg. Quarterly Total
Research $2,382,192 $9,528,767
$2,382,192 $9,528,767

Total Payments by State

State Total
California $8,496,273
New York $6,317,300
Texas $5,736,941
Florida $4,697,244
Pennsylvania $3,271,649
Illinois $2,774,154
New Jersey $3,070,758
North Carolina $2,035,321
Ohio $1,939,603
Georgia $1,805,345
Maryland $1,777,034
Massachusetts $1,382,604
Michigan $1,254,124
Tennessee $1,222,253
Missouri $1,183,127
Colorado $1,165,030
Kentucky $1,159,552
Washington $1,060,609
Connecticut $1,028,947
Virginia $1,018,345
Arizona $970,118
Indiana $908,390
Alabama $824,903
Puerto Rico $749,440
Louisiana $729,447
South Carolina $719,211
Wisconsin $635,394
Utah $545,910
Nevada $491,493
Oklahoma $409,301
Rhode Island $352,030
District of Columbia $343,203
Kansas $290,733
Idaho $288,574
Oregon $262,474
West Virginia $230,442
Mississippi $214,304
Nebraska $210,228
New Hampshire $163,680
Arkansas $144,146
Hawaii $142,582
Delaware $138,290
Minnesota $128,786
Iowa $110,342
Maine $106,292
New Mexico $82,724
South Dakota $15,532
Alaska $15,492
Montana $6,860
North Dakota $6,495
Wyoming $6,063
Vermont $4,456
[Unknown State] $330