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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Pfizer, Inc.

32 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $6,103.6M in penalties

Pfizer is the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company. Its products include the cholesterol drug Lipitor, the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra and the anti-inflammatory Celebrex.

Correspondence Date
Letter to Pfizer 4/29/2010
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 #50 $1,141.4M
2015 #66 $915.5M
2014 #64 $862.7M
2013 #55 $966.1M
2012 #59 $1,143.1M
2011 #55 $1,239.8M

32 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

4 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
9/5/2017 Failure to Investigate EpiPen Failures
Pfizer, Inc.
$0
12/7/2016 Phenytoin Sodium UK Price Hike
Pfizer, Inc.
$106,244,506
10/25/2016 Clean Air Act Violations at Puerto Rico Plant
Pfizer, Inc.
$190,000
10/13/2016 American Cyanamid Superfund Site Cleanup (NOAA/Fish and Wildlife Service Lawsuit)
Pfizer, Inc.
$234,363
4/12/2016 Failure to Comply With UK Antitrust Regulator Information Request
Pfizer, Inc.
$14,403
2/16/2016 Protonix False Claims Act Lawsuits
Pfizer, Inc., Wyeth
$784,600,000
9/29/2015 American Cyanamid Superfund Site Cleanup (EPA Lawsuit)
Pfizer, Inc.
$195,000,000
8/28/2015 Illegal Promotion of Viagra in China
Pfizer, Inc.
$483,600
4/30/2015 Parkinson’s Drug Addictive Side Effects Litigation
Pfizer, Inc.
$0
4/10/2015 Louisiana Neurontin Antitrust Lawsuit
Pfizer, Inc.
Pending
11/3/2014 Promotion of Postmenopausal Drugs in Nevada
Pfizer, Inc.
$9,500,000
8/6/2014 Rapamune Off-Label Promotion – Multi-State Settlement
Pfizer, Inc.
$35,000,000
6/9/2014 Connecticut Lobbying Violation
Pfizer, Inc.
$5,000
4/21/2014 Neurontin Antitrust Litigation
Pfizer, Inc.
$190,000,000
12/9/2013 Lipitor Products Liability Litigation
Pfizer, Inc.
Pending
11/7/2013 EpiPen Television Ad Settlement – Massachusetts
Pfizer, Inc.
$375,000
10/21/2013 Louisiana Zoloft Deceptive Marketing Lawsuit
Pfizer, Inc.
Pending
12/20/2012 EpiPen Television Ad Settlement – Oregon
Pfizer, Inc.
$1,000,000
8/7/2012 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Deferred Prosecution Agreement
Pfizer, Inc.
$15,000,000
8/7/2012 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations – SEC Settlement
Pfizer, Inc.
$45,216,568
10/21/2011 U.S. ex rel. Wetherholt and Drimer v. Pfizer (Illegal Marketing of Detrol)
Pfizer, Inc.
$14,500,000
8/31/2011 Lipitor Webpage Misbranding
Pfizer, Inc.
$0
11/3/2010 Neurontin Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation
Pfizer, Inc.
$467,089,276
10/6/2010 Hawaii Average Wholesale Price Litigation
Pfizer, Inc.
$8,200,000
7/1/2010 Brigham Young University v. Pfizer (Breach of Contract)
Pfizer, Inc.
$450,000,000
5/26/2010 FDA Inspection of New York City Facility
Pfizer, Inc.
$0
5/11/2010 Illegal Marketing Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit
Pfizer, Inc.
$400,000,000
3/23/2010 Chantix Products Liability Litigation
Pfizer, Inc.
$0
9/2/2009 Illegal Marketing of Bextra and Other Drugs
Pfizer, Inc.
$2,300,000,000
7/30/2009 Illegal Testing in Nigeria
Pfizer, Inc.
$75,000,000
4/2/2007 Illegal Marketing of Genotropin
Pfizer, Inc.
$34,700,000
2/16/2007 McClain v. Pfizer (Whistleblower Retaliation)
Pfizer, Inc.
$1,370,000
12/29/2005 Vezeau, et al. v. Pfizer (Vfend False Claims)
Pfizer, Inc.
Pending
12/16/2005 Sandler et al. v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
Pfizer, Inc.
$490,900,000
5/13/2004 Illegal Marketing of Neurontin
Pfizer, Inc.
$430,000,000
10/28/2002 Lipitor False Claims
Pfizer, Inc.
$49,000,000

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