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GlaxoSmithKline To Pay Texas $6.2 Million in Settlement, Attorney General Says

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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (Credit: Getty Images)

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced that the state of Texas and a coalition of 37 states resolved their enforcement action against drug maker GlaxoSmithKline, LLC.

Under a consent judgment entered today, GlaxoSmithKline must pay a total of $90 million to resolve allegations that it unlawfully promoted its diabetes drug, Avandia. The state of Texas will receive $6.2 million under the agreement approved by the court today.

According to the states’ enforcement action, GlaxoSmithKline unlawfully misrepresented Avandia’s cardiovascular risks and safety profile.


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