2016 Press Releases
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GOV. MALLOY, LT. GOV. WYMAN, AND ATTORNEY GENERAL JEPSEN ANNOUNCE AT-HOME DRUG DISPOSAL KITS NOW AVAILABLE AT PHARMACIES ACROSS CONNECTICUT
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, and Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that – as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to combat the misuse of opioids – 80,000 drug deactivation kits capable of safely disposing unused prescription medications have been donated to the State of Connecticut and are now available free-of-charge to residents at over 600 pharmacies throughout the state. The biodegradable Deterra drug disposal kits were donated by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and can deactivate and destroy up to 45 pills each simply by adding warm tap water and then disposing the kit in the trash.
Connecticut Leads 20 State Coalition Filing Federal Antitrust Lawsuit against Heritage Pharmaceuticals, other Generic Drug Companies
Attorney General George Jepsen today joined with 19 other state attorneys general in filing a federal lawsuit against generic drug-makers Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc., Citron Pharma, LLC, Mayne Pharma (USA), Inc., Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. alleging that they entered into illegal conspiracies in order to unreasonably restrain trade, artificially inflate and manipulate prices and reduce competition in the United States for two drugs: doxycycline hyclate delayed release, an antibiotic, and glyburide, an oral diabetes medication.
Connecticut Joins Multistate Settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb over Abilify Marketing Allegations
Connecticut has joined a $19.5 million multistate settlement with drug-maker Bristol-Myers Squibb to resolve allegations that the company improperly marketed the atypical antipsychotic drug, Abilify, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris announced today.
AG Jepsen, Adobe Reach Agreement Resolving Connecticut-Led Multistate Investigation into Unauthorized Access to Servers
Attorney General George Jepsen joined 14 other state attorneys general today in announcing a $1 million data breach settlement with the software and technology company Adobe Systems, Inc. The settlement resolves an investigation into the 2013 breach of certain Adobe servers, including servers containing the personal information of approximately 552,000 residents of the participating states.
AG Jepsen: Connecticut Joins $41.2M Multistate Settlement with Hyundai, Kia over Fuel Economy Claims
The state of Connecticut will receive $1,490,190 as part of a multistate settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia to resolve claims that the companies misrepresented the mileage and fuel economy ratings for some of their model year 2011, 2012 and 2013 vehicles, Attorney General George Jepsen announced today.
Connecticut Joins $28.125M State-Federal Settlement with Omnicare to Resolve Depakote False Claims Allegations
Omnicare, Inc. – an institutional pharmacy that provides pharmaceuticals and related pharmacy services to long-term care and chronic care facilities – has agreed to a $28.125 million settlement with the federal government and several states to resolve civil allegations that the company conspired with drug manufacturer Abbott Laboratories through a number of disguised kickback arrangements to increase overall utilization of the drug Depakote, Attorney General George Jepsen, Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane and Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said today.
AG Jepsen, Banking Commissioner Pérez: RBS enters $120M Settlement with State of Connecticut to Resolve RMBS Investigation
– RBS Securities, Inc. will pay $120 million to the state of Connecticut to resolve an investigation into its underwriting of residential mortgage-back securities (RMBS) in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Banking Commissioner Jorge Perez announced today.
AG Jepsen: Conn. Joins Antitrust Lawsuit over Allegations that Drug Company Illegally Blocked Generic Opioid Treatment from Market
Connecticut, 34 other states and the District of Columbia filed a federal lawsuit yesterday afternoon against the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction, alleging that the companies engaged in an illegal scheme to block generic competitors from entering the market and cause purchasers to pay artificially high prices, Attorney General George Jepsen said.
Statement from AG Jepsen on Next Steps in CCJEF v. Rell
"For the public and legislators to trust the legitimacy of such a dramatically new system and the policies it produces, they must know that the ruling mandating it is legally correct. There are strong arguments that the trial court exceeded its authority and the standards articulated by the Connecticut Supreme Court, and so today we are asking that court to review this ruling."
State Settles Joint State-Federal False Claims Act Investigation with Pediatric Dental Provider
A pediatric dental provider with practices in Milford and West Haven will pay more than $1.3 million to the state and federal government to resolve allegations that he submitted false claims to Connecticut's Medicaid program for x-ray services that did not comply with state law, Attorney General George Jepsen said today.
Secretary of the State and Attorney General Collect More than $1 Million from Companies Doing Business Illegally in Connecticut
Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen announced that enforcement efforts against out-of-state companies operating in Connecticut without legal authority have yielded $1.1 million in Fiscal Year 2016. The penalties were paid out by more than 240 companies, the largest fine being $39,630.
Court Orders Restitution, Civil Penalties against Dentist, Dental Practice in Illegal Medicaid Billing Case
A Winsted dentist and his practice were ordered to pay $717,046 in restitution and civil penalties after a Superior Court judge found his conduct violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, also known as CUTPA, Attorney General George Jepsen said today.
AG Jepsen: States Reach $100M Settlement with Barclays for LIBOR Manipulation
Under a $100 million multistate settlement agreement, Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital Inc. will pay $93.35 million in restitution to government and nonprofit entities for its manipulation of a benchmark interest rate in the lead up to and early days of the financial crisis, Attorney General George Jepsen announced today.
State Joins $125 Million Multistate Antitrust Settlement with Cephalon For Efforts to Delay Provigil Competition
Attorney General George Jepsen announced today that Connecticut has joined 48 other states and the District of Columbia in a $125 million settlement with biopharmaceutical company Cephalon and its affiliated companies, including Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA and Barr Laboratories. The settlement resolves allegations of anticompetitive conduct by Cephalon concerning its drug, Provigil.
Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on Connecticut's Antitrust Lawsuit Seeking to Block Proposed Anthem, Cigna Merger
"Following this due diligence, it is our firm belief that, if allowed to proceed, this merger would substantially lessen competition for the provision of healthcare insurance services, in that it would have a negative impact on both the availability of competitively priced healthcare and the quality of care in the state of Connecticut."