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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…

Negligent Distribution of Controlled Substances in West Virginia

The State of West Virginia sued McKesson Corporation for allegedly failing to identify, detect, report and help stop the flood of suspicious drug orders into the state. The state contended that McKesson knew West Virginia had an epidemic of prescription opioid abuse, and that the controlled substances it distributed were susceptible to being diverted for illegal purposes. The lawsuit alleged that McKesson delivered millions of doses of hydrocodone, oxycodone, and other scheduled narcotics into West Virginia between 2007 and 2012 without ensuring filled prescriptions had a legitimate medical purpose. The state also accused McKesson of failing to develop an adequate system to identify suspicious orders. In May 2019, it was announced that McKesson agreed to settle the lawsuit for $37 million and no admission of liability or wrongdoing. (The settlement did not resolve similar allegations brought by other political subdivisions within West Virginia.)

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
1/8/2016
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
McKesson $37,000,000

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database