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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Johnson & Johnson

37 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $12,187.4M in penalties

Johnson & Johnson manufactures medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products. Johnson & Johnson’s brands include many household medications, first-aid supplies, and personal care products.

Correspondence Date
FY Rank Contract Awards
2020 #87 $823.2M

37 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
8/23/2021 Prudencio v. Johnson & Johnson (Talcum Powder)
Johnson & Johnson
$26,570,000
6/25/2021 New York Opioid Litigation Settlement
Johnson & Johnson
$229,862,769
5/4/2020 West Virginia Pelvic Mesh and Hip Implant Settlement
Johnson & Johnson
$3,900,000
10/17/2019 Deceptive Marketing of Transvaginal Surgical Mesh Devices
Johnson & Johnson
$116,860,000
9/9/2019 Illinois Average Wholesale Price Litigation
Johnson & Johnson
$49,505,369
8/26/2019 Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit
Johnson & Johnson
$572,000,000
5/7/2019 Defective Hip Implant Devices
Johnson & Johnson
$1,000,000,000
4/22/2019 Washington Pelvic Mesh Implant Settlement
Johnson & Johnson
$9,900,000
3/28/2019 New York State v. Purdue Pharma et al. (Prescription Opioid Epidemic)
AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, Inc., Johnson & Johnson and 1 more…
$5,000,000,000
3/13/2019 Leavitt v. Johnson & Johnson (Asbestos in Talc)
Johnson & Johnson
$29,500,000
1/21/2019 Misrepresenting the Effectiveness and Safety of Hip Implant Devices
Johnson & Johnson
$120,000,000
7/12/2018 Ingham et al. v. Johnson & Johnson (Talcum Powder Litigation)
Johnson & Johnson
$2,120,000,000
5/24/2017 Over-the-Counter Drug Noncompliance with Good Manufacturing Practices
Johnson & Johnson
$33,000,000
8/5/2016 Lindell et al. v. Synthes USA (Failure to Reimburse Expenses and Unlawful Wage Deductions)
Johnson & Johnson
$5,000,000
7/22/2016 U.S. ex rel. Lokosky v. Acclarent (Relieva Stratus Microflow Spacer False Claims)
Johnson & Johnson
$18,000,000
7/20/2016 U.S. v. Facteau and Fabian (Unlawful Distribution of the Relieva Stratus Microflow Spacer)
Johnson & Johnson
$1,500,000
7/29/2015 Alabama Over-the-Counter Drugs Settlement
Johnson & Johnson
$500,000
3/10/2015 Adulterated Infants’ and Children’s Over-the-Counter Liquid Medicines
Johnson & Johnson
$25,000,000
1/13/2015 California Product Packaging Violations
Johnson & Johnson
$506,000
11/24/2014 California Hazardous Waste Violations
Johnson & Johnson
$416,243
7/2/2014 False and Unsubstantiated Claims About Artificial Hip Devices – Oregon Settlement
Johnson & Johnson
$4,000,000
5/20/2014 Sale and Distribution of Unregistered and Misbranded Pesticides
Johnson & Johnson
$136,800
3/6/2014 Unfair and Deceptive Marketing of Risperdal – Montana Settlement
Johnson & Johnson
$5,900,000
12/4/2013 Distributing Adulterated and Misbranded Sterilization Monitoring Products
Johnson & Johnson
$1,250,000
11/20/2013 Louisiana Fraudulent Drug Pricing Settlement
Johnson & Johnson
$10,000,000
11/4/2013 Risperdal, Invega, and Natrecor False Claims and Unapproved Use Criminal/Civil Settlement
Johnson & Johnson
$2,209,000,000
8/30/2012 Improper Marketing and Advertising of Risperdal and Invega – Multistate Settlement
Johnson & Johnson
$181,000,000
4/8/2011 Bribery and Kickbacks in Europe and Iraq – Deferred Prosecution Agreement
Johnson & Johnson
$21,400,000
4/7/2011 Bribery and Kickbacks in Europe and Iraq – SEC Settlement
Johnson & Johnson
$48,666,316
10/6/2010 Hawaii Average Wholesale Price Litigation
Johnson & Johnson
$5,200,000
4/29/2010 Illegal Promotion of Topamax Criminal/Civil Settlement
Johnson & Johnson
$81,510,000
10/19/2009 Underpayment of Medicaid Rebate Obligations
Johnson & Johnson
$3,400,000
9/27/2007 Offering Financial Inducements to Use Hip and Knee Implants – Criminal/Civil Settlement
Johnson & Johnson
$84,700,000
11/14/2001 Overcharging Department of Veterans Affairs by Failing to Notify of Lower Prices
Johnson & Johnson
$15,000,000
9/21/2001 Overcharging the Department of Veterans Affairs for Medical Supplies
Johnson & Johnson
$3,900,000
5/22/2001 Contact Lens Antitrust Litigation Settlement
Johnson & Johnson
$60,000,000
12/15/2000 Defective Blood Glucose Monitoring Device Criminal/Civil Settlement
Johnson & Johnson
$90,350,000

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