Dec 12 2013
A King County woman entered a guilty plea today in Thurston County Superior Court after the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) charged her with First Degree theft and four other felony counts of Medicaid False Statement.
Nov 26 2013
The Washington State Attorney General’s Office today announced that a mother and son, who were contracted to provide care to a home-healthcare program client in Spokane, pleaded guilty to stealing $17,696 from state and federal health care programs.
Nov 20 2013
This special to the Bellingham Herald was published November 20, 2013. By Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson You might reasonably assume that the federal government regulates and tests most of the chemicals found in our children’s toys, household products, and other consumer goods to make sure they are safe. They do not. In response, states like Washington stepped up with stronger chemical safety state laws to protect consumers and the environment from the impacts of toxic chemicals.
Nov 4 2013
Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to pay $1.72B to resolve health care fraud allegations against government programs Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that Washington has joined with other states and the federal government in a global settlement with New Jersey pharmaceutical manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson (J & J) and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to resolve civil allegations of unlawful marketing practices to promote the sales of their atypical antipsychotic drugs, Risperdal and Invega.
Oct 16 2013
AG alleges association skirted disclosure rules in $7.2 million contribution to No on Initiative 522 campaign Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed suit in Thurston County Superior Court alleging that the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) violated the state’s campaign disclosure laws. Ferguson alleges the GMA illegally collected and spent more than $7 million while shielding the identity of its contributors. The funds were spent to express opposition to Initiative 522, a measure requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods, seeds and seed products in Washington.
Sep 26 2013
AG Ferguson presents $138,721 grant to Seattle Indian Health Board for new chronic pain management program
Check arrives before American Indian Day on Sept. 27 Attorney General Bob Ferguson presented a $138,721 grant to the Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) to develop its new Chronic Pain Management Project patient registry. The registry will help SIHB health care providers identify and create individualized service plans for patients with chronic pain and other diagnoses.
Sep 18 2013
Washington state receives $6M grant to help teen parents and families in Yakima, Franklin, Grant, and Adams counties
Washington state has received a $6 million federal grant that will help connect expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families with health, education, and social services.
Aug 21 2013
The Attorney General’s Office today released a formal Attorney General’s Opinion in response to a request by Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island. Ranker asked if a public hospital district violates Initiative 120 if it solely contracts with a health care provider that does not provide reproductive care services such as contraception.
Aug 1 2013
Wyeth Pharmaceutical to pay $491M, Washington state will receive $261K Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Washington has joined with other states and the federal government in a $491 million settlement against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., a pharmaceutical company acquired by Pfizer Inc. in 2009.
Jul 31 2013
The Washington Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has successfully stopped deceptive marketing by a prescription drug discount card. The AGO alleged Washington Drug Card falsely advertised their service as ‘Washington's Official Statewide Prescription Assistance Program,’ from March to April 2013. Washington Drug Card is a private company and is not affiliated or endorsed by any state governmental agency.