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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…

Bartram v. GlaxoSmithKline (Paxil Birth Defects)

A Canadian class-action lawsuit sought to hold GlaxoSmithKline accountable for children born with cardiovascular defects as a result of their mothers taking the antidepressant Paxil during pregnancy. The lawsuit alleged that GlaxoSmithKline knew or ought to have known by June 2003 of the risk and failed to provide adequate and timely warning to doctors prescribing the drug and to the general public. In March 2017, it was reported that Glaxo agreed in principle to settle the lawsuit for CAN$ 6.2 million (US$ 4.6 million) without admitting any liability or wrongdoing.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
2/27/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
GlaxoSmithKline $4,588,681
Further Information Released
Complaint 2/27/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database