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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…

Cardizem CD Settlement

A nationwide class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of all individuals who paid for prescriptions of the heart medication Cardizem CD, manufactured by Aventis, and/or its generic versions between 1998 and 2003. The lawsuit alleged Aventis and Andrx, maker of the generic version of Cardizem CD, conspired to keep the generic version off the market, causing consumers and third party payers to overpay for the drug. Aventis and Andrx agreed to pay $80 million, in addition to a separate $110 million settlement reached between the companies and drug wholesalers involving the same allegations.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Final Approval
5/31/2005
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Sanofi-Aventis Unknown
Further Information Released
Settlement 9/8/2007
Settlement Notice 9/8/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database