ND's Medicaid program gets $2.9M from drug deal

North Dakota's Medicaid program gets $2.9 million in Johnson & Johnson settlement

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The state of North Dakota's Medicaid program will receive about $2.9 million as part of a national settlement with drug maker Johnson & Johnson.

The state Department of Human Services says about $923,000 will go into the state's general fund and $2.07 million will go to the federal government as its share.

The Department of Justice says Johnson & Johnson promoted the powerful psychiatric drugs Risperdal and Invega for unapproved uses in children, seniors and disabled patients.

More than 66,000 low-income North Dakotans were eligible for Medicaid in November.

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