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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a mul­ti­state set­tle­ment with med­ical device man­u­fac­tur­er Boston Scientific Corp. to pay $188.6 million to 47 states and the District of Columbia over deceptive marketing claims regarding surgical mesh products. Texas will receive $13 million of that settlement.

“Texans and their doctors demand transparency from their providers and expect to receive good information in order to make informed decisions about their health,” AG Paxton said. “This settlement sends a strong message that we will not allow the health of Texas women to be placed in jeopardy by unscrupulous businesses who place profits over patients’ well-being.”

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