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…

West Virginia “Pill Mill” Lawsuit

West Virginia’s attorney general sued 14 out-of-state drug distributors, including Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and The Harvard Drug Group, alleging the companies distribute pain medications, such as oxycodone, to pharmacies and doctors who prescribe and dispense them for non-legitimate medical purposes. The state sought to enjoin the companies from distributing any controlled substance for non-medical purposes, recover damages, and force the companies to promptly inform state authorities of all suspicious orders for controlled substances from West Virginia. In December 2016, it was reported that Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen settled the lawsuit: Cardinal Health agreed to pay the state $20 million, and AmerisourceBergen agreed to pay $16 million. Both companies denied any fault or liability. The Harvard Drug Group previously settled for $1 million.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Cardinal Health, Inc. $20,000,000
AmerisourceBergen $16,000,000
Court Square Capital Partners $1,000,000
Further Information Released
Cardinal Health Press Release 1/9/2017
WV Governor Press Release 1/9/2017
West Virginia AG Press Release 6/26/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database