A file photo showing the EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company are seen in Washington

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WASHINGTON –  The internal watchdog at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services warned the office tasked with administering federal health insurance programs that Mylan NV’s EpiPen was improperly classified as a generic drug in 2009, Senator Charles Grassley said Tuesday.

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In a press release, Grassley’s office said the HHS Inspector General confirmed in discussions with Senate aides that the watchdog office notified the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about the problematic classification, which was highlighted in a report.

Mylan has since said it intends to pay $465 million to settle with the U.S. Justice Department over charges …
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Internal watchdog told Medicare, Medicaid centers EpiPen was misclassified in 2009 – Fox News