Bloomberg Law
March 16, 2022, 2:04 PMUpdated: March 16, 2022, 4:24 PM

Walgreens Accused of Overcharging Health Plans for Drugs (1)

Daniel Seiden
Daniel Seiden

Blue Cross and Blue Shield units and other health care plans allege that Walgreen Co. engaged in a fraudulent scheme to overcharge for prescription drugs by submitting claims for payment at inflated prices and made false statements to conceal the scheme.

Walgreens has overcharged the plaintiffs hundreds of millions of dollars, the plaintiffs said in a Tuesday complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

A spokesperson for Walgreens declined to comment.

When patients covered by the plaintiffs fill prescriptions at a Walgreens pharmacy, Walgreens submits electronic claims for reimbursement for those prescriptions through pharmacy ...

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