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Indiana to get share of Botox settlement

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Indiana's attorney general says a pharmaceutical company that makes Botox will pay the state nearly $636,000 in a civil settlement.

Botox maker Allergan Inc. said Wednesday that it would pay $600 million to settle a years-long federal investigation into its marketing of the top-selling, botulin-based drug. Attorney General Greg Zoeller says Indiana will get $636,000 of that money.

The Irvine, Calif.-based company also says it's pleading guilty to one misdemeanor charge of "misbranding," in which the company's marketing led physicians to use Botox for unapproved uses. Those uses included the treatment of headache, pain, spasticity and cerebral palsy.

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