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Georgia Settles with Shire Pharmaceuticals

Georgia Politics
Posted at 6:23 PM, Oct 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-07 18:23:00-04

Atlanta, GA (WTXL)-- Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced today that Georgia has joined with several other states and the federal government to settle allegations that Shire Pharmaceuticals, LLC engaged in off-label marketing campaigns.

The drug company will pay the states and federal government $56.5 million to resolve allegations that the company unlawfully marketed Adderall, Vyvanse, Daytrona, Lialda, and Pentasa.

Georgia's share of the settlement is over $1.78 million.

Olens commented on the settlement today, saying "My office continues to hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for how they market products."