State gets $1.6 million in settlement against drug companies
Wisconsin will get almost $1.6 million in a legal settlement involving the way the painkiller Vioxx was advertised.
Today (Wednesday), the drug's manufacturer, Merck & Co., agreed to pay $58 million to 30 states.
The settlement involves allegations that Merck deceptively downplayed the health risks of Vioxx in its advertising.
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