HONOLULU — In response to allegations that Johnson & Johnson marketed Risperdal for unapproved uses, a settlement has been reached between the drug company and federal government with the Hawaiian Attorney General announcing that the state will receive $1.4 million of Johnson & Johnson’s payment.

The Hawaii News reported that the total settlement is said to total up to $1.2 billion in restitution and penalties. Additionally, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals will plead guilty in Federal Court for illegally marketing its drugs to vulnerable consumers.

In addition to the $1.4 million Hawaii will receive from Johnson & Johnson, the state will also receive an additional $1.45 million from the Federal Government. This payment will come due to the governments role in Hawaii’s Medicaid Program.

The case against Johnson & Johnson was filed in Pennsylvanian Federal Court with Hawaii’s Department of the Attorney General and other staff working with the government to prosecute the drug giant.

A whistle blower who initially brought light to the violations will also be rewarded a share of the recovery.

Hawaii received an additional 10% of recovery due to an amendment to the Hawaii False Claims Act which will remain in effect for all future False Claims Act cases.

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