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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…

NY State False Claims Act Lawsuit (Vioxx)

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg filed a joint lawsuit under the state’s False Claims Act against Merck & Co., Inc. for allegedly concealing the cardiovascular risks posed by its prescription pain medication Vioxx. The lawsuit seeks damages, civil penalties and restitution for tens of millions of dollars the city and state paid for Vioxx prescriptions. Merck pulled Vioxx from the market in September 2004 after its own research showed the drug increased the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Filing
9/17/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Merck & Co., Inc. $0
Further Information Released
New York AG Press Release 9/26/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database