Jack Conway's office issued the following today:
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that the Commonwealth of Kentucky will recieve more than 1.4 million as part of two separate global settlements totaling 649 million with Merck & Co., Inc.
The settlements involve 49 states, the District of Columbia and the Federal Government. Merck is the manufacturer of the drugs Zocor, Vioxx, and Pepcid.
"This is a significant recovery for our Medicaid Program," Conway said. "This case should send a clear message to other pharmaceutical companies that Kentucky will not tolerate blatant disregard for rebate rules."