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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…

Drug Switching – National Settlement

Express Scripts allegedly committed misconduct while managing pharmacy programs.

Express Scripts agreed to pay $9.3 million to 28 states and the District of Columbia to resolve claims that its drug switching programs were unfair and deceptive. The company was accused of overstating the cost benefits of switching to certain brand-name medications and not clearly disclosing that rebates accrued from the drug switching process would be earned by Express Scripts. Express Scripts also agreed to pay up to $200,000 in reimbursement to patients who incurred expenses related to switching between cholesterol-controlling drugs called statins. In July 2008, Express Scripts settled similar claims with New York State (see ESHC instance, “Drug Switching – New York Settlement”).

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
5/27/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Express Scripts Holding Company $9,500,000
Further Information Released
Arizona Attorney General Press Release 5/27/2008

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database