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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…

Cherokee Nation v. McKesson Corp., et al. (Prescription Opioid Epidemic)

The Cherokee Nation accuses several drug wholesalers and retailers, including McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen, of deliberately flooding their territory (made up of 14 counties in northeastern Oklahaoma) with prescription opioids in order to boost profits. The lawsuit accuses the companies of allowing opioids to fall into illegal distribution channels, failing to alert regulators of suspicious or unusual orders, and incentivizing sales of the drugs with financial bonuses. The lawsuit alleges the defendants’ conduct has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Cherokee citizens and the expenditure of hundreds of millions of dollars by the Cherokee Nation in dealing with the problem.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Complaint
4/20/2017
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
AmerisourceBergen $0
Cardinal Health, Inc. $0
McKesson $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 4/20/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database