Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Kilker v. SmithKline Beecham (Paxil Birth Defects)

Michelle David claimed her son’s heart defects were caused by GlaxoSmithKline’s anti-depression drug Paxil, which she took during her pregnancy. A jury found that GSK negligently failed to properly warn David’s physician of Paxil’s risk and that David’s use of Paxil was a factual cause of her son’s heart defects. The jury awarded $2.5 million in compensatory damages.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
GlaxoSmithKline $2,500,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 11/18/2009
GSK Press Release 11/18/2009
Law Firm Press Release 11/18/2009
Verdict 11/18/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database