Nurofen settles $3.5m class action

Australians with back pain who bought a packet of Nurofen between 2011 and 2015 could be compensated after the company that makes the popular painkillers agreed to settle a consumer class action.

Bannister Law on Wednesday said it had reached a $3.5 million settlement with drug company Reckitt Benckiser subject to final approval in the Federal Court.

An independent third party will use the money to reimburse eligible consumers who bought products in the Nurofen Specific Pain Range, the law firm said in a statement.

The firm expects settlement notices will be published