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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…

Conrad v. Eon Labs (False Claims)

Novartis subsidiary Eon Labs Inc. agreed to pay the United States $3.5 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations relating to the company’s drug Nitroglycerin Sustained Release (SR) capsules. In 1999, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined that Nitroglycerin SR lacked substantial evidence of effectiveness and published a notice proposing to withdraw its approval of the product. The government claimed that, after the FDA notice, Nitroglycerin SR no longer was legally eligible for reimbursement by government health care programs, but Eon continued to submit false quarterly reports to the government that misrepresented Nitroglycerin SR’s regulatory status and failed to advise that Nitroglycerin SR no longer qualified for Medicaid coverage.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Health and Human Services
Contracting Party
Health and Human Services
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
2/22/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Novartis AG $3,500,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 3/11/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database