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…

Off-Label Marketing, Overcharging and Kickbacks (Civil)

Schering-Plough agreed to pay over $255 million to settle civil False Claims Act charges related to improperly marketing four of its products for unapproved off-label uses, overcharging federal and state health care programs, and paying physicians kickbacks for prescribing its products. Schering-Plough subsidiary Schering Sales Corp. pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide false statements in the same matter and paid a $180 million criminal fine. The unit was also permanently barred from participating in all federal health care programs. (See related Schering-Plough instance, “Off-Label Marketing, Overcharging and Kickbacks (Criminal)”.)

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Health and Human Services
Court Type
Date of Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Schering-Plough Corporation $255,025,000
Further Information Released
U.S. Attorney Press Release 3/13/2010

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database