Washington will receive $7 million from multistate settlements with Abbott Laboratories over allegations the company illegally promoted an anti-seizure drug.
Abbott has agreed to pay $1.5 billion over the illegal off-label marketing of its anti-seizure drug Depakote.
A total of 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, are participating in the Medicaid settlement announced Monday. Attorney General Rob McKenna said the state gets $10 million from that, but half of it goes to the federal government, netting the state $5 million. The state will receive an additional $2 million under a separate settlement with Abbott.
The Associated Press