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Walgreens to pay $269 million for overbilling government
Modern Healthcare

National pharmacy giant Walgreens will pay $269.2 million to settle two separate allegations that the chain defrauded the federal government and 39 states in elaborate overbilling schemes.Walgreens has admitted responsibility for the fraudulent billing of the federal government and states alleged by the Justice Department, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York announced late Tuesday.The first $209 million settlement resolved allegations that Walgreens billed Medicare, Medicaid and other programs for hundreds of thousands of insulin pens for people who did not need them. Roughly $42 million of this settlement will go to states.