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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…

Rowatt v. Wyeth (Hormone Therapy Litigation)

Pamela Forrester, Jeraldine Scofield and Arlene Rowatt claimed they developed breast cancer as a result of their use of Wyeth’s hormone replacement drugs, Prempro and Premarin. The jury found that Prempro and Premarin helped cause their cancers and that Wyeth misled the public about the drugs’ health risks. The court ultimately awarded $22.8 million in compensatory damages and $35 million in punitive damages.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
10/10/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Wyeth $57,800,000
Further Information Released
Wyeth 2007 Financial Report (excerpt) 3/4/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database