Kansas Gets $1.1M in Drug Settlement

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas will receive $1.1 million from a Philadelphia-area company accused of illegally marketing three of its drugs.

Attorney General Steve Six on Tuesday announced a settlement with Cephalon Inc., based in Frazer, Pa. The company is reimbursing the state's Medicaid program, which covers medical services for the needy.

Federal prosecutors had alleged the company illegally marketed three drugs for uses other than those approved by the federal government. In September, the company announced it would pay a $375 million civil settlement and $50 million in criminal penalties.

Six spokeswoman Ashley Anstaett said the payment to Kansas was based on how often the drugs were used by the state's Medicaid participants.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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