Associated Press Published

AG Opposes $465M Mylan Settlement


West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging federal and state officials to reject a reported $465 million settlement with drug maker Mylan over Medicaid reimbursements for the company’s the emergency allergy injection EpiPen.

In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Morrisey calls the settlement “woefully deficient” and “a sweetheart deal” for the drug company.

The letter was copied to West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen Bowling.

Mylan’s settlement with the Justice Department follows news that EpiPen was incorrectly classified as a generic product under the Medicaid program.

However, the federal government says it’s a branded drug requiring a far higher company rebate.

Morrisey, who has been investigating Mylan, says it may actually owe Medicaid $700 million.

Mylan operates a manufacturing plant in Morgantown.