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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…

Kentucky Drug Prices Lawsuit

Kentucky’s Attorney General sued McKesson, accusing the company of conspiring to inflate the published average wholesale prices (AWPs) for more than 1,800 brand name prescription drugs. The state alleged that, beginning in August 2001, McKesson and pharmaceutical data publishing company First DataBank (owned by Hearst Corporation) conspired to artificially inflate AWPs and caused the Kentucky Medicaid program to overpay for those drugs by tens of millions of dollars. In December 2012, Kentucky settled the lawsuit for $9.84 million.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
7/15/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
McKesson $9,840,000
Further Information Released
Kentucky AG Press Release (Dec. 2012) 12/11/2012
Complaint 7/29/2011
Kentucky AG Press Release (July 2011) 7/29/2011

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database