New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
December 18, 2015

Brooksley Belanger, Assistant Attorney General
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (603) 271-1246

Attorney General Announces Medicaid Settlement with Qualitest Pharmaceuticals

Attorney General Joseph A. Foster announces that New Hampshire has joined with other states and the federal government in a $39 million settlement with Qualitest to resolve civil allegations of unlawful labelling practices involving Qualitest-branded multivitamin tablets with fluoride. The states contend that from October 1, 2007 to August 31, 2013, Qualitest unlawfully labeled and marketed the tablets as containing the American Dental Association (ADA) recommended amount of fluoride, when in fact the tablets contained less than half that amount. As part of the national settlement, New Hampshire will receive an estimated amount of $250,000 in recoveries from Qualitest.

A team from the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units conducted the settlement negotiations on behalf of the states.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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Telephone: 603-271-3658