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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…

Omniscan Litigation

Hundreds of federal and state lawsuits have been filed against General Electric by people suffering from nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), a disease that causes a painful hardening of skin around joints and affects internal organs. They allege that GE’s imaging drug Omniscan (also known as Gadodiamide), which is injected into patients to make it easier to read MRI scans, caused them to contract NSF. GE has reportedly settled many of the lawsuits out of court pursuant to undisclosed terms.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Filing
3/3/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Electric Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Complaint 8/10/2010

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database