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March 12, 2019

Pfizer settles over false advertising

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Pfizer has agreed to a $975,000 settlement with Oregon's attorney general after an investigation found the pharmaceutical giant misled consumers with deceptive coupons.

The company promised consumers would “pay no more” than a certain amount of money for a given drug. But customers who used the coupons found they were paying much more. The Oregon Department of Justice found that 371 people paid $40,000 more than the amount promised by the coupons.

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