WV to Receive Over $100,000 in Drug Company Lawsuit Settlement

CHARLESTON– West Virginia will receive more than $100,000 from a settlement with a drug company from a lawsuit over false advertising.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey with a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general reached a $13.5 million settlement with a prescription drug manufacturer to resolve allegations it misled consumers in advertising four drugs.

The attorneys general allege Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BIPI) misrepresented the effectiveness of the four drugs in treating or managing health conditions including heart attacks, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

West Virginia will receive more than $153,000 in the settlement.

All 50 states and the District of Columbia are participating in the settlement.

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