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Pharmaceutical company Allergan to pay $600 million for off label marketing of botox

Published 09/02/2010, S.D. Attorney General

PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley announced on September 1, 2010, that the State of South Dakota joined the federal government and other states to reach an agreement in principle with pharmaceutical manufacturer, Allergan, Inc., and Allergan USA, Inc. to settle allegations of improper off-label marketing of the drug Botox. As a result, Allergan will pay the states and the federal government $225 million dollars, of which $33 million dollars is for Medicaid nationwide.

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