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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…

Illinois Drug Pricing Lawsuit

Fifteen companies—including Aventis, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, and Pfizer—agreed to pay a total of $242 million to settle allegations they manipulated wholesale prices in the state of Illinois to increase their Medicaid reimbursements. The state alleged, beginning in the early 1990s, the companies fraudulently published inflated average wholesale price information to induce state Medicaid programs to increase their reimbursement amounts.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
10/28/2019
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
GlaxoSmithKline $54,653,932
Pfizer, Inc. $41,047,102
Novartis AG $21,280,357
Sanofi-Aventis $14,708,389
Further Information Released
Settlement Agreement 10/28/2019

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database