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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…

Misrepresenting the Effectiveness and Safety of Hip Implant Devices

Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries paid $120 million to settle multistate litigation alleging the company misrepresented the effectiveness and safety of its ASR XL and Pinnacle Ultamet hip implant devices. Some consumers who used these devices experienced painful side effects, including persistent groin pain, allergy, tissue necrosis, as well as a build-up of metal ions in the blood.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
1/21/2019
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Johnson & Johnson $120,000,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 1/22/2019
California AG Press Release 1/21/2019

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database