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Maine to Get Share of Johnson & Johnson Settlement
11/04/2013 05:59 PM ET  

Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says the state has already received $2.6 million under the settlement.

One of the nation's largest health care companies, Johnson & Johnson, will pay $2.2 billion - some of it to Maine - to resolve both civil and criminal allegations involving the improper marketing of several prescription drugs.

The U.S. Justice Department says the settlement included criminal fines and forfeited profits of about $485 million, as well as civil payments to the federal government and to various states totaling more than $1.7 billion.

That is one on the largest health care fraud settlements in U.S. history. Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says the state has already received $2.6 million under the settlement. She has designated the money to be used for community mental health services in the current budget year.

In addition, the state will get another $2.8 million in Medicaid restitution under the criminal penalties announced today.

This story was reported and written by Ed Morin.



 

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