West Virginia States It Will Get $1.9 M in Epipen Settlement

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Charleston, W.Va. (AP)– West Virginia health authorities say the state will get more than $1.9 million from a settlement with drug company Mylan Inc. over its emergency allergic reaction injector.

The Department of Health and Human Resources Medicaid Fraud Control Unit states it solves accusations that Mylan made incorrect Medicaid declarations by categorizing EpiPen as a generic rather of the brand item and decreasing refunds.

According to West Virginia authorities, all 50 states have participated in contracts with Mylan.

Department Inspector General Kathy Lawson states they dealt with a group from the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units to solve the case.

The state system examines claims of health care scams versus the Medicaid program and abuse, overlook or monetary exploitation of clients in Medicaid-funded centers and homeowners in board and care centers.