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Nevada gets $1.5M in diabetes drug settlement

Associated Press Modified: November 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm •  Published: November 15, 2012
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is getting $1.5 million to settle claims that a pharmaceutical company deceptively promoted the diabetes drug Avandia.

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says Thursday that Nevada's portion is part of a $90 million settlement between GlaxoSmithKline and attorneys general from 38 different states.

The attorneys general claim the company misrepresented Avandia's cardiovascular risks and safety profile. The agreement requires the company to reform its marketing practices, and to publicize information about any company-sponsored clinical trials on its diabetes drugs.

A GlaxoSmithKline spokeswoman says the settlement doesn't admit any wrongdoing. She says the company firmly believes it acted responsibly in testing, marketing, and monitoring the safety of Avandia.