FRANKFURT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Kentucky joined in a $39
million multi-state settlement with Endo Health Solutions and its wholly owned
subsidiary Qualitest, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced.
Qualitest, a manufacturer of pharmaceutical products,
allegedly conducted unlawful labeling practices involving children’s
multivitamin tablets with fluoride. The company, according to claims, marketed
the tablets as containing the FDA-recommended amount of fluoride but actually
developed the tablets with less than half that amount.
Kentucky joined 47 other states and the federal government
in the settlement agreement. The state’s Medicaid Program will receive more
“Qualitest placed our children at risk for greater rates of
decay and other dental problems because it simply didn’t provide the product it
said it was providing and for which the company was paid,” Beshear said. “This
settlement is a win in our fight to better protect Kentucky’s children and
Spearheading Kentucky’s efforts in the settlement was
Beshear’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Unit.