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Nevada to collect $3.3M in drug settlement

Nevada to collect $3.3M in drug settlement

CREATED Sep 1, 2012

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada will collect $3.3 million as part of a multi-state settlement against the manufacturer of an anti-psychotic drug.

Nevada is among 36 states that are sharing the record $181 million settlement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said Thursday that Nevadans have a right to know the risks presented by atypical anti-psychotic drugs.

An investigation found that Janssen improperly marketed four anti-psychotic drugs for unapproved or off-label uses, including treatment of Alzheimer's disease, dementia, depression, and anxiety.

Janssen did not admit wrongdoing but the company has agreed to change how it promotes and markets the drugs.