Attorney General Larry Long Distributes Money in Taxol Settlement
PIERRE, S.D. – As the result of an antitrust settlement with the drug Taxol, the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office has been awarded $12,476.70 for distribution to a nonprofit charitable organization, which provides services, benefits and assistance to cancer patients and their families.
The settlement money will be distributed to the Rapid City Regional Hospital’s Cancer Care Institute. The money will be used to provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their families to cover costs of accommodations, transportation and food needs of patients and family members who travel to Rapid City Regional for cancer treatment. These types of expenses are typically not covered by insurance or health care coverage plans.
“This settlement effectively allows us to give the money right back to the cancer victims and their families,” said Long. “We hope that this settlement money will help offset some of the costs accrued while traveling for cancer treatment.”
For additional information about the settlement contact Sara Rabern at 605-773-3215 or Rapid City Regional’s Public Relations Office at 605-719-7514 for more information about the Cancer Care Institute.