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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…

Augmentin Antitrust Litigation

GlaxoSmithKline agreed to settle nationwide antitrust class action lawsuits regarding Augmentin. GSK will pay $92 million to direct purchasers of the antibiotic product, including pharmaceutical wholesalers, and indirect purchasers such as consumers and third party payers. GSK was accused of fraudulently preventing generic versions of Augmentin from entering the market by obtaining fraudulent patents and pursuing sham litigation defending those patents, resulting in higher prescription prices.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
7/8/2004
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
GlaxoSmithKline $92,000,000
Further Information Released
GSK Press Release 8/24/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database