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TN to Collect $13.5 Million in GlaxoSmithKline Settlement

News release from state attorney general’s office:
Tennessee will receive at least $13.5 million as part of one of the largest healthcare fraud agreements in U.S. history, Attorney General Bob Cooper announced today.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has agreed to pay $3 billion to the federal government and participating states nationally to resolve allegations that GSK engaged in various illegal schemes related to the marketing and pricing of drugs it manufactures.
As part of the agreement, GSK will pay the federal government and participating states a total of $2 billion in damages and civil penalties to compensate various federal healthcare programs, including Medicaid, for harm allegedly suffered as a result of the illegal conduct. In addition, GSK has agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges relating to illegal drug labeling and FDA reporting and has agreed to pay a $1 billion criminal fine in connection with those allegations.

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