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N.H. expects share of Pfizer drug settlement

New Hampshire is expected to receive funds as part of a national settlement with drugmaker Pfizer Inc.

The Justice Department said Tuesday that New-York based Pfizer Inc. agreed to pay $257 million in civil settlements with federal and state governments and a $157 million criminal fine. The deal settles allegations that Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, which Pfizer bought in 2009, trained sales representatives to encourage doctors to prescribe Rapamune for uses other than preventing rejection of transplanted kidneys, even giving them bonuses for doing so.

New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster said yesterday that New Hampshire’s share amounts to more than $168,000.

The Associated Press

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