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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…

Denture Cream Product Liability Litigation

Lawsuits were filed against GlaxoSmithKline alleging its Super PoliGrip denture adhesive cream causes severe neurological injuries to users. Plaintiffs attribute their injuries to a form of zinc contained in the product which causes copper depletion and serious adverse neurological effects. In a July 2010 financial filing, GSK reported that it had “reached agreement in principle to settle the vast majority of cases.” It was reported in May 2011 that GSK had paid approximately $120 million to settle the lawsuits.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
10/1/2009
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
GlaxoSmithKline Unknown
Further Information Released
July 2010 Financial Report (p. 26) 9/29/2011
Complaint 10/27/2009
Law Firm Press Release 10/27/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database