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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  • by Grad Student Location: Lexington on Dec 30, 2008 at 02:18 AM
    A portion? That could be $5 or $1 million. I would like to see where this is going...
  • by glenn Location: cannon ky, on Dec 29, 2008 at 03:21 PM
    my wife is kin to daniel collettfrom his mom"s side i am kin to him from his dad"s side- he will be missed, I hope who did this will be caught ,
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Dec 29, 2008 at 01:49 PM
    Maybe Stevie can use that money jetting 30 of his staff around Kentucky lobbying for tax increases and whining about not having any money!

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