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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…

Parkinson’s Drug Addictive Side Effects Litigation

Pfizer settled lawsuits brought by consumers who claim the company did not adequately warn that its Parkinson’s disease drugs— Cabaser and Dostinex—cause addictive and compulsive behavior, including obsessions with gambling, shopping, eating, and sex. Medical research found that dopamine agonists used to treat tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease can have psychiatric side effects of uncontrollable urges. In May 2015, it was reported that the company reached a confidential settlement with 172 plaintiffs in Australia.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Australian Settlement
4/30/2015
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Pfizer, Inc. Undisclosed
Further Information Released

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