Miami-Luken settles for $2.5 million in larger case involving the alleged flood of drugs into W.Va.

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 6, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Attorney General’s Office for West Virginia announced it has settled for $2.5 million with Miami-Luken over allegations the company failed to detect, report and stop the flood of suspicious drugs into the state.

The regional pharmaceutical distributor is also mandated to alert West Virginia State Police and the attorney general’s office within 72 hours of discovery of any future suspicious orders.

Miami-Luken is the first to settle in a broader case, West Virginia v. AmerisourceBergen et al. Litigation continues against the other defendants in Boone Circuit Court.

The attorney general’s office, as well as the state Departments of Health and Human Resources and Military Affairs and Public Safety, approved of the settlement.

Miami-Luken must pay $2 million within 30 days of the settlement’s execution, while the additional $500,000 will be paid in installments of $250,000 due January 2017 and January 2018.

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