West Virginia AG Settles for $2.5M with Pharmaceutical Company

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office has settled a lawsuit against a pharmaceutical distributor for $2.5 million.

Morrisey’s office announced the settlement with Miami-Luken on Tuesday. A news release says the settlement resolves allegations that the company failed to detect, report and stop the flood of suspicious drug orders into the state.

Miami-Luken is the first to settle in a larger case ongoing in Boone County Circuit Court.

Within the agreement, Miami-Luken denied allegations of liability.

The company will be required to report suspicious orders to West Virginia State Police and Morrisey’s office within 72 hours of discovering them.

The release says the settlement received approval from Morrisey’s office and the state Departments of Health and Human Resources and Military Affairs and Public Safety.