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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…

Puerto Rico Drug Manufacturing Facility Settlement – State AGs

GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay nearly $41 million to settle charges brought by 38 state attorneys general that the company tried to sell drugs made in a Puerto Rican plant that failed to meet manufacturing standards. The attorneys general alleged that, between 2001 and 2004, GlaxoSmithKline and its SB Pharmco Puerto Rico subsidiary engaged in unfair and deceptive practices when they manufactured and distributed certain lots of Kytril, Bactroban, Paxil CR, and Avandamet, produced in a plant in Cidra, Puerto Rico. An investigation found certain batches were not sterilized or medication contained different dosages than indicated on the bottle. See related GlaxoSmithKline instance, “Puerto Rico Drug Manufacturing Facility Settlement.”

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
6/23/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
GlaxoSmithKline $40,750,000
Further Information Released
Press Release 7/1/2011
Settlement Agreement 7/1/2011

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database