States Net Millions In Drug Settlement

08/31/12 6:06AM

Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire will get a total of $9.6 million as part of a nationwide settlement between the drug company Johnson & Johnson and dozens of states.

The $181 million nationwide settlement with Johnson and Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals is believed to be the largest multi-state consumer protection settlement ever.

Vermont's share is $4.1 million. New Hampshire's is about $2.8 million.

The states allege that Janssen improperly marketed several anti-psychotic drugs for uses not approved by the U-S Food & Drug Administration.

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