LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Court filings show pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $7.8 million to settle a lawsuit over how the company marketed an antipsychotic drug to Arkansas doctors.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1Hs8ibV ) reports $2 million will go to a Texas law firm that represented Arkansas in the suit, which began more than seven years ago.
A Pulaski County jury ruled three years ago that the company, through its Janssen Pharmaceutical subsidiary, committed Medicaid fraud and violated a state law in its labeling and marketing of Risperdal. A $1.2 billion fine was imposed on Johnson & Johnson, but it was later overturned by the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Janssen representative Michelle Bauer said Monday that the settlement isn't an admission of liability.
Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com