The attorney general’s office announced that Arkansas will receive about $3 million for its Medicaid programs as part of a $784 million settlement of a national class action lawsuit with Pfizer and its subsidiary Wyeth pharmaceuticals.

Arkansas joined 34 other states during the administration of Dustin McDaniel in a lawsuit over underpayments of rebates owed for the sale to Medicaid of Protonix Oral and Protonix IV between 2001 and 2006. 

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Rebates were supposed to be made for Medicaid payments against the best price reported in all drug sales. The lawsuit said sales weren’t properly reported.