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Attorney General’s office secures nearly $1.5M for Kentucky in settlement with hip implant manufacturer

The Office of Attorney General Andy Beshear has secured nearly $1.5 million for Kentucky from a settlement with a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary for allegedly making misleading claims to Kentuckians on the longevity of its hip implants. Andy Beshear Beshear and the coalition of state attorneys general recently reached a multi-million-dollar multistate settlement with Depuy Orthopedics to resolve...

State to receive $574,000 settlement with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary over drug safety compliance

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced that his office will provide more than $574,000 to the state’s General Fund after settling with a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary over allegations it unlawfully promoted its over-the-counter drugs from 2009-2011 as complying with manufacturing safety standards. The drugs include Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, St. Joseph Aspirin, Sudafed, Pepcid, Mylanta, Rolaids,...

Beshear files suit against Johnson & Johnson for deceptive marketing of surgical mesh for women

Attorney General Andy Beshear has announced a civil lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and its medical device unit, Ethicon, for its deceptive marketing of surgical transvaginal mesh. The lawsuit seeks millions of dollars in civil penalties under Kentucky’s Consumer Protection Act that prohibits companies from false, misleading, deceptive or unfair acts or practice in trade or commerce. Transvaginal...