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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…

Off-Label Marketing, Overcharging and Kickbacks (Criminal)

Schering-Plough subsidiary Schering Sales Corp. pleaded guilty to conspiracy to make false statements and paid a $180 million fine to resolve criminal 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. It was also permanently barred from participating in all federal health care programs. Schering-Plough agreed to pay $255 million to settle civil False Claims Act claims in the same matter. (See related Schering-Plough instance, “Off-Label Marketing, Overcharging and Kickbacks (Civil)”.) Schering-Plough also entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Health and Human Services
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Announcement
8/29/2006
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Schering-Plough Corporation $180,000,000
Further Information Released
Schering-Plough Non-Prosecution Agreement 2/13/2014
U.S. Attorney Press Release 3/13/2010

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database