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State Awarded Millions For Bad Drug Marketing

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna says the Medicaid Program will be reimbursed $2.7 million for false advertising done by the makers of the drug OxyContin.

The settlement says that the manufacturers downplayed the risk of the drug's addictive qualities. The $2.7 million to Washington is part of $160 million that the makers will pay to 26 states.

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