25 drugmakers agree to settle drug-price litigation in La. for $88.4M

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced Wednesday that 25 drugmakers agreed to settle for $88.4 million a state-filed lawsuit over marketing and the prices they charged the state's Medicaid program. The latest settlements bring the total recovered by the state from more than 100 drugmakers to $238 million. State Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kliebert said 50% to 75% of the funds would go to the federal government.

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