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According to a press release from Sorrell's office, the drugs included antidepressant Paxil CR, diabetes medication Avandamet, a drug that fights nausea and one antibiotic ointment.
The attorney general said that the $136,000 payment to the state is twice as much as the Vermont Medicaid program spent to purchase the drugs.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Paxil was designed to treat depression, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. However, a small number of children and young adults who took antidepressants like Paxil during clinical studies began to have suicidal thoughts, the center's Web site said.