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Walgreens Customers File Class Bid in Generic Drug Pricing Suit

Nov. 18, 2022, 5:30 PM

Customers accusing Walgreen Co. of overcharging for generic drugs when they’re purchased using insurance asked a federal judge in Chicago to certify their case as a class action.

The motion, filed Thursday in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, seeks to certify a class of customers who paid or were reimbursed for generic prescription drugs from Walgreens in 12 states—including California, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Illinois—since 2007. The customers also propose subclasses tied to legal theories of unfairness and unjust enrichment.

The proposed class includes “significantly more than forty” class members in each state, according ...