- Associated Press - Sunday, September 17, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is getting $6.9 million from EpiPen maker Mylan as part of a national settlement.

Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the state’s share of the $465 million federal agreement completed in August that settled allegations it overbilled Medicaid programs for its emergency allergy injectors for nearly a decade.

Landry called it Medicaid fraud. In a statement, he said people and companies that “deceive the hard-working taxpayers of Louisiana should be held accountable for their actions.”

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It’s the second settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice that Mylan has made since 2009 for allegedly overcharging the government. The latest case involves Mylan paying Medicaid too-low rebates for the devices by classifying its brand-name product as a generic, which requires lower rebates.

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