J&J Pays $2M To Exit Idaho AG's Drug Pricing Suit

Law360, New York (December 6, 2011, 4:02 PM EST) -- Johnson & Johnson has agreed to fork over $2 million to put to rest claims the company caused overcharges to the Idaho Medicaid program by publishing inflated average wholesale prices for its drugs, the Idaho Attorney General's Office said Tuesday.

J&J is one of many drugmakers targeted over inflated AWPs in lawsuits brought by state attorneys general across the country. The attorneys general say their states' Medicaid programs used drugmakers' allegedly inflated AWPs to calculate how much to reimburse pharmacies for prescription drugs.

An Idaho state...
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