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Attorney General Biden Secures Lower Drug Prices For Delaware Consumers

Date Posted: Friday, February 15th, 2008
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced today that the State and Delawareans taking prescription medications will receive more than $477,000 following a consumer protection investigation of Caremark Rx, L.L.C., one of the nation?s largest pharmacy benefits management companies. The settlement, involving 28 states and the District of Columbia, requires Caremark to significantly change its business practices and pay $38.5 million nationwide.




Attorney General Beau Biden Announces Medicaid Fraud Settlement with Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Merck and Co.

Date Posted: Thursday, February 7th, 2008
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. Biden III announced today that the Delaware Medicaid Program will receive $960,380 and the state treasury will receive a $48,514 penalty as part of two related national settlements with Merck & Co., Inc. (“Merck”). The settlements – totaling $649 million – involve 49 states, the District of Columbia and the federal government.




Attorney General Biden presents $100,000 to statewide health network in support of program

Date Posted: Friday, September 14th, 2007
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III today presented a $100,000 check to
Delaware Health Net that will fund the establishment of a discount pharmaceutical program through Delaware’s community health centers.




Attorney General Biden announces launch of interactive Web site dedicated to informing

Date Posted: Monday, September 10th, 2007
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III today announced the launch of an interactive
Web site, sponsored by the Delaware Department of Justice, featuring video webcasts, educational
resources, helpful tools, and reference materials that promote sound investment strategies.




Attorney General warns consumers about scams that promise large lottery

Date Posted: Monday, June 25th, 2007
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III today issued a warning about a growing
trend of unsolicited counterfeit check, lottery and sweepstakes scams that claim a recipient has won a prize. In these scams, consumers are tricked into wiring or sending cashiers checks worth thousands of
dollars to claim prizes. These scams are designed to defraud money and gain personal information
from consumers.




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