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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…

Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit

An Oklahoma court found Johnson & Johnson liable for fueling the state’s opioid crisis and ordered the company to pay $572 million in damages. The state argued that Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals subsidiary created a “public nuisance” by aggressively marketing opioid painkillers while downplaying the risk of addiction, leading to the deaths of more than 4,000 state residents from opioid abuse over the previous 20 years.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Judgment
8/26/2019
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Johnson & Johnson $572,000,000
Further Information Released
Judgment 8/26/2019

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database