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…

Santa Clara County Drug Pricing Lawsuit

The county of Santa Clara, California, and a number of federally-funded county medical facilities sued GlaxoSmithKline, Wyeth and other pharmaceutical companies claiming the companies overcharged them in violation of pricing agreements the companies had with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, which required that manufacturers charge a price for covered outpatient drugs that will not exceed the Average Manufacturer Price (“AMP”) decreased by a rebate percentage. The plaintiff facilities alleged they were overcharged for prescription and over-the-counter drugs and pharmaceutical products. The lawsuit settled in 2012.

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Health and Human Services
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
GlaxoSmithKline Undisclosed
Wyeth Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Complaint 12/23/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database