Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Cardinal Health, Inc.

12 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $771.8M in penalties

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $75 billion, global company serving the health-care industry. It manufactures, packages and distributes pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, provides clinical services, and develops products that improve the management and delivery of supplies and medication for hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies. Cardinal Health employs more than 55,000 people on six continents.

Correspondence Date
Letter to Cardinal Health 6/6/2008
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 #66 $891.1M
2015 #46 $1,237.8M
2014 #41 $1,269.9M
2013 #50 $1,175.6M
2012 #61 $1,097.8M
2011 #61 $1,074.3M

12 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

3 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
8/14/2017 City of Birmingham v. AmerisourceBergen, et al. (Prescription Opioid Epidemic)
AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, Inc., McKesson
6/29/2017 False Marketing of Negative Pressure Wound Treatment Devices
Cardinal Health, Inc.
4/20/2017 Cherokee Nation v. McKesson Corp., et al. (Prescription Opioid Epidemic)
AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, Inc., McKesson
12/23/2016 Controlled Substances Act Violations in Florida, Maryland, New York and Washington State
Cardinal Health, Inc.
4/20/2015 Radiopharmaceutical Market Monopolization
Cardinal Health, Inc.
2/3/2015 Continence Product Marketing False Claims
Cardinal Health, Inc.
12/18/2012 Schuylkill Health System v. Cardinal Health (Monopolization of Sutures Market)
Cardinal Health, Inc.
6/26/2012 West Virginia “Pill Mill” Lawsuit
AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, Inc., Court Square Capital Partners
2/3/2012 DEA Suspensions of Lakeland, FL Facility
Cardinal Health, Inc.
4/21/2011 Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy Kickbacks
Cardinal Health, Inc.
10/2/2008 Controlled Substances Act Violations – National Settlement
Cardinal Health, Inc.
7/7/2008 Settlement of Ohio Controlled Substance Laws Violations
Cardinal Health, Inc.
7/26/2007 Inadequate Accounting Practices
Cardinal Health, Inc.
4/22/2005 In re Cardinal Health, Inc. Securities Litigation (Securities Fraud)
Cardinal Health, Inc.
7/10/2001 Failure to Conform to Current Good Manufacturing Practices
Cardinal Health, Inc.

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