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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…

Generic Topical Dermatological Drug Price Fixing Multistate Lawsuit

A coalition of 51 U.S. states and territories filed a lawsuit alleging a conspiracy by generic drug manufacturers to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition, and unreasonably restrain trade for 80 generic topical dermatological drugs from 2009 through 2016. The lawsuit names 26 corporate defendants—including Pfizer and Novartis’ Sandoz division—and 10 individual defendants. The drugs at issue include creams, gels, lotions, ointments, shampoos, and solutions used to treat a variety of skin conditions, pain, and allergies.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Complaint
6/10/2020
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Pfizer, Inc. $0
Novartis AG $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 6/10/2020
CT Attorney General Press Release 6/10/2020

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database