June 7, 2006

Nursing home settlement to be split amongst Hawaiian Community

by Levin & Perconti

Hawaiian nursing-home residents and an educational institution, University of Hawaii, will be the beneficiaries of a $3.2 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging that the Interstate Pharmacy Corp., sold recycled pills to Hawaiian nursing-home patients from the early 1990s through 2000. The settlement will provide an endowment to the University of Hawaii to implement programs that will benefit the elderly and the remainder will be split amongst 3,585 Hawaiian nursing home residents to compensate them for the recycled pills.

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