Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has filed suit in a Baton Rouge state court against GlaxoSmithKline claiming that it defrauded Louisiana’s Medicaid program out of $36 million in reimbursement payments related to Avandia. AG Caldwell contends that GSK “wrongfully and illegally marketed, priced, sold and promoted the diabetes medication”. Avandia use has been linked to an increased risk of hypertension, obesity, stroke, heart attack and heart disease.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals secretary has stated: “It is terribly disturbing that a company this size would take advantage of people by offering misleading information and take funds away from those who need it most’’.
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