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…

Medco False Claims Act Litigation

Two consolidated qui tam lawsuits filed under the False Claims Act charged Merck’s pharmacy benefits management unit Medco Health Solutions (formerly Merck-Medco Managed Care, LLC — Merck and Medco officially split in August 2003) with cheating federal employees’ health plans through various fraudulent practices involving the processing of mail order prescriptions. Medco settled with the government, agreeing to pay $137.5 million plus interest.

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Merck & Co., Inc. $137,500,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Newsletter 9/6/2007
Settlement Agreement 9/6/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database