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ENDO HEALTH-OHIO SETTLEMENT
Ohio to get $5M following Endo Health's settlement with government over Lidoderm marketing
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, February 22, 2014 4:02 AM EST
Ohio's attorney general says the state's share of the settlement between Endo Health and the federal government amounts to about $5 million
The Malvern, Pa., company will pay $171.9 million in civil false claims settlements largely to the federal government, with 47 states and the District of Columbia dividing $34.2 million from that total.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state's portion of the settlement is just over $5 million.
Doctors can prescribe medicines for any use, but drug makers cannot promote them in ways the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved.