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Ky. Collects $2.3 Million From Legal Settlement

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Attorney General Jack Conway says Kentucky has received $2.3 million from a Pennsylvania pharmaceutical
company to resolve a legal dispute.

Prosecutors claimed drugmaker Cephalon had marketed their products for off-label uses to doctors. The drugs involved are Actiq, a painkiller, the anti-epilepsy drug Gabitril and the narcolepsy drug Provigil.

The company agreed in October to pay a $375 million civil settlement, a $40 million criminal fine and $10 million in criminal forfeiture. Kentucky is one of several states getting a portion of those funds.

Conway said Monday that Kentucky's portion of the money will go to the state's Medicaid program.

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


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