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Indiana to get $1.1 million in Pfizer settlement

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will receive $1.1 million in a settlement with Pfizer Inc. over its marketing of the drugs Zyvox and Lyrica.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said Wednesday that the $1.1 million is Indiana's share of a $42.9 million settlement Pfizer reached to resolve allegations that the company unlawfully promoted those drugs.

Thirty-two states and the 32 states and the District of Columbia claimed that Pfizer used deceptive practices in marketing Zyvox, an antibacterial agent, and promoted off-label uses for Lyrica, which is used to treat fibromyalgia.

Under the settlement, Pfizer is not admitting wrongdoing but says it will reform how it markets the drugs.

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