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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…

Neurontin Antitrust Litigation

Pfizer paid $190 million to settle a class-action lawsuit claiming it violated federal antitrust laws by delaying generic versions of its Neurontin epilepsy drug, causing consumers to pay inflated prices for the drug. The lawsuit alleged that Pfizer delayed competition by improperly listing certain patents with the Food and Drug Administration, engaging in illegal promotion and sales of Neurontin for unapproved uses, filing and maintaining sham litigation with respect to certain patents, and making misrepresentations to the patent courts. The settlement covers consumers who purchased Neurontin from December 2002 to August 2008.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
4/21/2014
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Pfizer, Inc. $190,000,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 4/21/2014
Settlement Notice 4/21/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database