Kansas Share of Drug Settlement is $2.8M

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Attorney General Steve Six says Kansas will claim $2.8 million from a settlement with drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

The settlement resulted from state and federal investigations.

It involves 43 states, the District of Columbia and the federal government, and Bristol-Myers Squibb agreed to pay $515 million.

The settlement announced resolved allegations dating from 1994 through 2005.

Investigators alleged that the New York-based company illegally promoted the sale of an anti-psychotic drug for use on children and to treat dementia-related problems.

Investigators said the company provided consulting fees and trips to luxury resorts to influence health care providers to buy and prescribe the company's drugs.

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