Mo. agrees to drug, electronic book settlements
Thursday, August 30, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Several million dollars could flow to Missouri under legal settlements involving electronic books and anti-psychotic drugs.
Attorney General Chris Koster said Thursday that the state will receive $4.3 million as part of a $181 million settlement between 37 states and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. The settlement resolves allegations that Janssen used unfair and deceptive practices when it marketed Risperdal for unapproved or off-label uses, such as for children or to treat dementia in the elderly.
Under another settlement announced Thursday, Missouri consumers could receive $1.1 million as part of a nationwide $76 million settlement with Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers and Simon & Schuster. It resolves allegations that the companies conspired to raise the prices of electronic books. The settlement covers purchases between April 1, 2010, and May 21, 2012.
Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.
Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting