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GlaxoSmithKline to pay Mass. over $35m

Accord part of $3b US fraud settlement

The pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay more than $35 million to Massachusetts’ Medicaid program as part of a $3 billion settlement with federal and state authorities, the largest health care fraud payment in US history.

The massive settlement, disclosed Monday by the Department of Justice, includes a guilty plea to three criminal charges by London-based GlaxoSmithKline, which has its US headquarters in Philadelphia.

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