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…

Chantix Products Liability Litigation

Purchasers of Pfizer’s smoking cessation drug Chantix (varenicline) claim that Chantix causes depression and other psychiatric disorders, including suicides and attempted suicides. They claim that Pfizer either knew or should have known about the side effects and failed to adequately warn consumers. In October 2012, Pfizer began settling many of the thousands of claims filed in federal and state courts around the country. Terms of the settlements were kept confidential, but Pfizer reported in its financial filings that it had assumed a loss of approximately $273 million in settling the cases.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Pfizer, Inc. Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 3/4/2013
Pfizer 2012 Annual Report (excerpt) 1/1/2013
Complaint 3/23/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database