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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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AmerisourceBergen

12 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $325.5M in penalties

AmerisourceBergen is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical services companies serving the United States and Canada. The company provides drug distribution and related services to pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers. AmerisourceBergen’s services range from pharmacy automation and pharmaceutical packaging to pharmacy services for skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services, and physician education.

FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 #27 $2,143.4M
2015 #28 $1,905.1M
2014 #34 $1,509.5M
2013 #40 $1,464.6M
2012 #46 $1,483.9M
2011 #46 $1,416.5M

12 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

3 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
8/22/2017 United States v. US Bioservices Corp. (Exjade Kickbacks)
AmerisourceBergen
$13,400,000
8/14/2017 City of Birmingham v. AmerisourceBergen, et al. (Prescription Opioid Epidemic)
AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, Inc., McKesson
Pending
8/3/2017 Medical Initiatives Syringe Program Investigation
AmerisourceBergen
$260,000,000
4/20/2017 Cherokee Nation v. McKesson Corp., et al. (Prescription Opioid Epidemic)
AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, Inc., McKesson
Pending
10/1/2012 Age Discrimination – Chesterbook, PA
AmerisourceBergen
Pending
6/26/2012 West Virginia “Pill Mill” Lawsuit
AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, Inc., Court Square Capital Partners
$16,000,000
11/14/2011 U.S. ex rel. Kester, et al. v. Novartis et al. (Kickbacks, False Claims)
AmerisourceBergen, Novartis AG
$0
9/4/2007 Bridge Medical Stockholder Lawsuit
AmerisourceBergen
$26,900,000
4/24/2007 Controlled Substances (Temporary Suspension of Distribution License)
AmerisourceBergen
$0
2/24/2006 Fagan v. AmerisourceBergen Corp. (Counterfeit Drugs)
AmerisourceBergen
$0
8/1/2005 Petters Company Inc. v. Stayhealthy Inc., et. al. (Breach of Contract)
AmerisourceBergen
$0
3/29/2005 Allegations of Illegal Kickbacks
AmerisourceBergen
$5,975,000
1/27/2005 Helbig v. Interstate Pharmacy Corporation (Reissuing of Medications)
AmerisourceBergen
$3,200,000
10/11/2002 Failure to Request FDA Approval
AmerisourceBergen
$0
11/6/1996 Failure to Conform to Current Good Manufacturing Practices
AmerisourceBergen
$0

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