Del. gets $633K in Pfizer settlement

A sign at Pfizer world headquarters is shown Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 in New York. Pfizer Inc. says its fourth-quarter profit plunged 90 percent on a hefty legal settlement for investigations into the company's marketing practices. The earnings report Monday came as the world's biggest drugmaker announced it is buying rival drugmaker Wyeth for $68 billion in cash and stock.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

December 12, 2012 1:16:03 PM PST
Delaware will receive $633,000 as part of a $42 million settlement with 34 states with Pfizer Inc. over the drug company's marketing of Zyvox and Lyrica.

Attorney General Beau Biden said Wednesday that the states had alleged Pfizer used unfair and deceptive practices in promoting Zyvox, an antibacterial agent, and Lyrica, which is used to treat fibromyalgia. Pfizer has not admitted wrongdoing.

Biden says the money will be paid to the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Fund.