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South Dakota getting $525K through Protonix settlement

PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota is getting more than half a million dollars in a settlement involving a heartburn treatment. Federal prosecutors say drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $785 million to resolve allegations that one of its co...

PIERRE (AP) - South Dakota is getting more than half a million dollars in a settlement involving a heartburn treatment.

Federal prosecutors say drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $785 million to resolve allegations that one of its companies failed to give Medicaid the same discounts it provided to private purchasers of Protonix.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the state general fund will get more than $525,000 through the settlement.

New York-based Pfizer says it's pleased to have finalized the agreement and now wants to focus on the needs of patients.

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