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Hartford, CT 06106

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Attorney General Jepsen Leads Multistate Coalition in $863M State-Federal Settlement with Moody's
  Attorney General George Jepsen announced today that Connecticut, the U.S. Department of Justice, 20 other states and the District of Columbia have reached a settlement agreement with Moody's Corporation, Moody's Investor Services, Inc. and Moody's Analytics, Inc. resolving allegations that the credit rating agency mislead investors when it rated structured finance securities in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis. The settlement culminates a seven-year effort led by Connecticut to hold Moody's responsible for its role in the 2008 financial crisis.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
State-Federal Settlement Reached with Home Health Agency and its Owners to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
  A Stratford-based home health agency and its owners have reached a $5.25 million settlement with the state of Connecticut and the federal government to resolve allegations that the company submitted false claims to Connecticut's Medicaid program, Attorney General George Jepsen said today. The settlement stems from a three-year investigation led by the Office of the Connecticut Attorney General after an audit by the Department of Social Services.

Thursday, December 22, 2016
  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.

Thursday, December 15, 2016
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.

Thursday, December 08, 2016
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.