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GlaxoSmithKline to pay $2.6 million for inflating Idaho Medicaid drug prices

 |  April 17, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay the state of Idaho $2.6 million to settle claims that it overcharged Idaho Medicaid. Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden believes that the manufacturer inflated the average wholesale price of its drugs; for example, the price of Wellbutrin was found to be inflated by as much as 27 percent. Of the $2.6 million settlement, $1.544 million will go into the Cooperative Welfare Fund to reimburse the federal government. The remainder will go to the state: more than $620,000 will be deposited into the state’s general fund, and $50,000 will go into the consumer protection account for the Attorney General’s investigative and legal costs.

Full content: Idaho Statesman


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