The State of Vermont is sharing a $5.5 million settlement from the makers of the popular birth control pill Ovcon.
Vermont is one of 34 states and the District of Columbia that charged Warner-Chilcott and Barr Pharmaceuticals with keeping generic versions of Ovcon from reaching the marketplace.
Attorney General William Sorrell says Vermont will continue to look for pharmaceutical company practices that keep generics off the market, raise prices and hurt consumers.
In a suit filed two years ago in Washington, the states argued Warner Chilcott paid Barr $20 million to keep Barr from marketing a generic version of Ovcon.
Warner Chilcott agreed to the settlement. The lawsuit against Barr continues.