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WASHINGTON • Nursing home pharmacy PharMerica Corp. will pay $9.25 million "to resolve allegations that it solicited and received kickbacks" to promote Abbott Labs' psychiatric drug Depakote for nursing home patients, the Department of Justice said on Wednesday.

About $6.75 million of the settlement will go to the federal government and $2.5 million will be used to cover Medicaid claims from states that opt to join the settlement, the department said in a statement.