Arizona to receive more than $3.1M in pharma settlement

2014-06-10T13:23:00Z Arizona to receive more than $3.1M in pharma settlementPatrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The state of Arizona will receive more than $3.1 million of a $105 million settlement a pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay.

The state was among the 45 that accused the company of improperly marketing asthma medications and antidepressants.

The suits said the company also marketed the drugs for purposes unapproved by the Food and Drug Administration.

In a settlement agreement filed in Pima County Superior Court, the agreed to the more than $3 million settlement, which will be paid to the state’s consumer protection-consumer fraud revolving fund.

Contact reporter Patrick McNamara at 573-4241 or pmcnamara@azstarnet.com. On Twitter @pm929.

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