LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox says the state will
get a $4.7 million share of a $750 million settlement of claims that
GlaxoSmithKline distributed adulterated drugs.
The British company had agreed to pay $750 million for drugs supplied through
Medicaid and other federal health programs. The company says it regrets the
Cox says $10.5 million of the settlement involves Michigan claims, of which
$4.7 million goes to the state and the rest to the U.S.
A GlaxoSmithKline subsidiary in Puerto Rico has agreed to plead guilty and
pay $150 million in criminal fines and forfeitures. The suit says four
medications didn’t meet FDA standards for strength,
purity or quality. The drug are Paxil CR, Avandamet, Kytril and Bactroban.