Public Health
4:26 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline, W.Va. Settle Lawsuit

Attorney General Patrick Morrissey announced the settlement Thursday.
Credit West Virginia Attorney General's Office

GlaxoSmithKline LLC has agreed to pay West Virginia $22 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it illegally marketed three diabetic drugs.

 The drug maker didn't admit any liability in the settlement.
 
 West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey announced the settlement on Thursday. He says it's one of the largest pharmaceutical settlements in the state's history.

 
 The Attorney General's Office filed the lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court. The court must approve the settlement.
 
Morrissey says $10.6 million from the settlement will go to the West Virginia Public Employees Agency. The state's Medicaid program will receive $3.7 million. About $3 million will go to the attorney general's Consumer Protection Fund.
 
The remaining $4.6 million will be used to pay attorneys' fees and expenses.