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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…

Controlled Substances Act Violations – National Settlement

Cardinal Health settled allegations that it violated Controlled Substances Act reporting provisions relating to its handling of certain controlled substances regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The government alleged that Cardinal Health failed to report to DEA suspicious orders of hydrocodone it distributed to pharmacies that filled illegitimate prescriptions originating from “rogue” Internet pharmacy Web sites. Under the agreement between the company and U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Florida, Texas, Washington State, New Jersey, Georgia, California, and Colorado, Cardinal Health agreed to pay $34 million in civil penalties.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
10/2/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Cardinal Health, Inc. $34,000,000
Further Information Released
U.S. Attorney’s Office Press Release 10/2/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database