W.Va. AG, GlaxoSmithKline Settle Marketing Lawsuit

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - GlaxoSmithKline LLC agreed to pay West Virginia $22 million to settle a lawsuit claiming it illegally marketed three diabetic drugs.

The drug maker didn't admit any liability in the settlement.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the settlement on Thursday. He says it's one of the largest pharmaceutical settlements in the state's history.

The Attorney General's Office filed the lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court. The court must approve the settlement.

Morrisey says $10.6 million from the settlement will go to the West Virginia Public Employees Agency. The state's Medicaid program will receive $3.7 million. About $3 million will go to the attorney general's Consumer Protection Fund.

The remaining $4.6 million will be used to pay attorneys' fees and expenses.

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