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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…

Governmental Entities Average Wholesale Price Litigation

McKesson agreed to pay $82 million to resolve a class-action lawsuit brought by several local government entities accusing the company and pharmaceutical data publisher First DataBank, Inc., of fraudulently inflating the prices of many brand-name prescription drugs, including Prozac, Lipitor, Zocor and Vioxx. The suit alleged that McKesson and First DataBank inflated the Average Wholesale Price (AWP) of hundreds of brand-name drugs, causing governments to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in excessive drug reimbursements from 2001 to the present. The settlement included an express denial of liability of any kind by McKesson.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
10/25/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
McKesson $82,000,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 11/8/2011
McKesson Press Release 11/8/2011
Proposed Settlement Agreement 11/8/2011

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database