Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden this week announced the state’s share of the $3 billion GlaxoSmithKline settlement. The British drug maker has agreed to pay the fines for criminal and civil violations involving 10 popular drugs, including Paxil, Wellbutrin and the asthma drug Advair.
The state and federal governments alleged that Glaxo unlawfully marketed the drugs for uses not approved by the FDA, made false representations regarding drug safety and offered kickbacks to medical professionals, among other charges.
Washington state’s share of the settlement will be $8.7 million. (AP)