Thursday, November 7, 2013
(Honolulu, HI) -- Hawaii is getting one-point-four million dollars in a settlement from pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson. The money is the state's share in a federal lawsuit accusing the company of illegal marketing and sales tactics. The attorney general accused Johnson and Johnson of marketing its drug Risperdal for uses not approved by the FDA. It also says the company paid doctors to prescribe it instead of cheaper but equally effective drugs from its competitors.