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Attorney General Announces $5.9 Million Pharmaceutical Settlement

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Earlier this morning Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced a $5.9 Million settlement with Janssen pharmaceuticals.

This settlement comes following an investigation by the state over deceptive marketing of the drug Risperdal, which was used to treat psychological disorders in adults. The drug could cause diabetes as well as weight gain and was being prescribed for other uses outside of it's original intent. The state will be using the new found money to help educate today's youth on the dangers of drug use.

"Sadly almost 8% of Montana's youth between the ages of 12 and 17 have recently reported of uses prescription pain killers," said Montana Attorney General Tim Fox." We need to do more to educate them and their parents about the dangers of these drugs."

The state will be putting $1.5 million into prescription abuse programs as well as $657,000 into the education of the misuse of these drugs.


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