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State gets $1.6 million in settlement against drug companies

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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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