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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…

Cunningham v. GSK (Paxil Wrongful Death)

Fourteen-year-old Scott Cunningham committed suicide two months after he began taking GlaxoSmithKline’s anti-depression drug Paxil. His parents sued Glaxo, attributing Paxil to their son’s death and alleging the company suppressed evidence that linked Paxil to an increased incidence of suicidal thoughts and behavior in some adolescent users. The parties settled in May 2009 for an undisclosed amount.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Filing
7/10/2006
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
GlaxoSmithKline Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Complaint 1/29/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database