The maker of EpiPen has agreed to pay the government $465 million after overcharging for the medicine

Mylan, the marker of the EpiPen, has agreed to pay the federal government a $465 million settlement after it overcharged government healthcare agencies for the medicine, according to a release from the firm.

Mylan had underpaid Medicare and Medicaid by classifying the EpiPen as a generic drug. Generic drugs are subject to a 13% rebate from the marker to Medicaid and Medicare, rather than a 23.1% rebate for brand name drugs.

Following the news, shares of Mylan had jumped nearly 8% in after-hours trading to $38.75 per share.

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