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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…

Paxil Class Action Litigation (Madison County, IL)

A class action lawsuit filed against GlaxoSmithKline in Madison County, Illinois claimed GSK withheld negative information about the safety and effectiveness of its anti-depression drug Paxil. A settlement was reached in October 2006 and was approved by the court the following April. Under the settlement, GSK, which did not admit any wrongdoing, was required to establish a fund of $63.8 million to compensate all U.S. consumers who bought Paxil or Paxil CR for a person under the age of 18.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
10/6/2006
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
GlaxoSmithKline $63,833,148
Further Information Released
Settlement Agreement 10/23/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database