Indiana to get share of Botox settlement

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.

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Editor's note: IBJ is now using a new comment system. Your Disqus account will no longer work on the IBJ site. Instead, you can leave a comment on stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Past comments are not currently showing up on stories, but they will be added in the coming weeks. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.