Nevada gets $1.5M in diabetes drug settlement

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is getting $1.5 million to settle claims that a pharmaceutical company deceptively promoted the diabetes drug Avandia.

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says Thursday that Nevada's portion is part of a $90 million settlement between GlaxoSmithKline and attorneys general from 38 different states.

The attorneys general claim the company misrepresented Avandia's cardiovascular risks and safety profile. The agreement requires the company to reform its marketing practices, and to publicize information about any company-sponsored clinical trials on its diabetes drugs.

GlaxoSmithKline didn't immediately return messages seeking comment Thursday.

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