Missouri gets Medicaid money under settlement

Saturday, February 1, 2003

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's Medicaid program has received more than $566,000 as a result of a national settlement state attorneys general reached with drug manufacturer Pfizer.

Attorney General Jay Nixon said Missouri was part of a 47-state settlement related to rebates offered to Medicaid programs for the anti-cholesterol medication Lipitor.

The settlement resolved the contention of the states and the federal Department of Justice that Pfizer violated a law requiring pharmaceutical manufacturers to accurately report "best price" information.

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