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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…

Fraudulent Pricing of Claritin (Civil)

Schering-Plough agreed to pay more than $292 million to resolve civil False Claims Act liabilities in connection with the illegal and fraudulent pricing of its allergy drug, Claritin. Schering-Plough subsidiary Schering Sales Corp. pleaded guilty to violating the Anti-Kickback Act in the same matter. (See related Schering-Plough instance, “Fraudulent Pricing of Claritin (Criminal)”.)

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Health and Human Services
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
7/30/2004
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Schering-Plough Corporation $292,969,482
Further Information Released
Pennsylvania AG Press Release 3/13/2010

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database