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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…

Medicines Australia Code of Conduct Violations

Medicines Australia, a pharmaceutical industry trade group, assessed fines on GlaxoSmithKline Australia for infractions of the group’s code of conduct. GSKA was the subject of complaints by rival companies and was made to pay $100,000 in two separate decisions for distributing misleading promotional material about its products. GSKA was also fined $210,000 for code violations in regard to three doctors’ conferences sponsored by the company.

Misconduct Type
Ethics
Enforcement Agency
International
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
N/A
Disposition
Fine
Date of Media Account
7/26/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
GlaxoSmithKline $310,000
Further Information Released
Medicines Australia Code of Conduct Annual Report (excerpts) 8/15/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database