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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…

Hyalgan False Claims National Settlement

Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Inc. and Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC agreed to pay $109 million to resolve allegations that Sanofi US violated the False Claims Act by giving physicians free units of Hyalgan, a knee injection, in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute, to induce them to purchase and prescribe the product. The settlement also resolved allegations that Sanofi US submitted false average sales price (ASP) reports for Hyalgan that failed to account for free units distributed contingent on Hyalgan purchases, causing government health programs to pay inflated amounts for Hyalgan and a competing product.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
12/19/2012
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Sanofi-Aventis $109,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 12/19/2012
Sanofi Press Release 12/19/2012
Settlement Agreement 12/18/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database