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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…

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association et al. v. GlaxoSmithKline (Puerto Rico Drug Production)

Dozens of insurance companies filed a lawsuit under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against GlaxoSmithKline relating to adulterated drugs produced at the company’s factory in Cidra, Puerto Rico and distributed throughout the United States. The plaintiffs alleged the factory manufactured defective drugs and mixed up medications, and that Glaxo induced them into paying billions of dollars for the adulterated and falsely marketed drugs. Glaxo settled the lawsuit in November 2019. In 2010, Glaxo’s Puerto Rico subsidiary pleaded guilty to felony charges and paid $750 million in criminal and civil penalties relating to the manufacture and distribution of adulterated drugs produced at the facility between 2001 and 2005 (see GlaxoSmithKline instance “Puerto Rico Drug Manufacturing Facility Settlement”).

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
7/24/2013
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
GlaxoSmithKline Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 11/12/2019
Complaint 7/24/2013

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database