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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…

Defective Blood Glucose Monitoring Device Criminal/Civil Settlement

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary LifeScan pleaded guilty to charges under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and paid $60 million in fines for selling a defective blood glucose monitoring device and submitting false information about the product to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to the plea agreement, LifeScan’s SureStep blood glucose monitoring system, which was sold in 1996 and 1997, had defects that caused the device to register inaccurate readings. LifeScan admitted that it failed to describe the defects to the FDA when it sought approval to sell the device, and that it failed to advise customers about the defects. LifeScan also paid $30 million to settle civil False Claims Act allegations.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
N/A
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Plea
12/15/2000
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Johnson & Johnson $90,350,000
Further Information Released
Civil Settlement Agreement 12/13/2000

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database