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…

EpiPen Television Ad Settlement – Oregon

Pfizer agreed to pay the state of Oregon $1 million to settle allegations that a television advertisement for its EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. self-injectors was misleading and overstated the effectiveness of the product while downplaying its risks. The EpiPen device allows for self-injection of the steroid epinephrine for emergency treatment of allergic reactions. The television ad triggered a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May 2012 and was pulled after parents and advocacy groups complained. In November 2013, Pfizer paid Massachusetts $375,000 over the same ad campaign (see Pfizer instance, “EpiPen Television Ad Settlement – Massachusetts”).

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Pfizer, Inc. $1,000,000
Further Information Released
Oregon AG Press Release 12/20/2012
Settlement Agreement 12/20/2012

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database