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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…

Fraser v. Wyeth (Prempro Products Liability)

A federal court ordered Wyeth to pay more than $5.7 million in a lawsuit filed by Margaret Fraser, who claimed she developed breast cancer after taking Wyeth’s hormone replacement drug Prempro from 1998 to 2001. In April 2012, a jury awarded Fraser and her husband $4 million in compensatory damages ($3,750,000 in compensatory damages to Fraser and $250,000 to her husband for loss of consortium) after finding Wyeth liable on Fraser’s claims of legal causation; failure to provide adequate warnings; strict liability; negligent failure to test, study, or investigate; and negligent misrepresentation. In August 2013, the court ordered Wyeth to pay Fraser $1.8 million in punitive damages.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Final Judgment
8/8/2013
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Wyeth $5,769,832
Further Information Released
Final Judgment 8/8/2013
Verdict 4/18/2012
Complaint 8/18/2004

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database