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The state of Texas, as well as 18 other states, has settled with Pfizer over allegations that the company was misleading people over the effectiveness of its ear medicine Zithromax. Pfizer repeatedly claimed the drug was more effective than its competitors' drugs without any significant evidence that it was indeed better. The company has agreed to pay a sum of $4 million to all of the states involved in the case, although it admitted no wrongdoing. Pfizer also agreed to spend around $2 million on commercials explaining how antibiotics combat ear infections, the illness Zithromax is used against. The settlement also forces the drug company to make claims about their products using information done by scientific studies not funded by Pfizer. Some of the other states which settled with Pfizer are Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont and Wisconsin. (Jan-06-03) [TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL]
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Published on May-2-05
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