Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
CVS Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
CVS Health
Penalty: 
$4,000,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
August 28, 2001
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

CVS Corporation agreed to pay $4 million to settle allegations that it and and Revco Drugstores, Inc., a pharmacy chain acquired by CVS in 1997, dispensed partial prescriptions due to insufficient stock but billed government health insurance programs (Medicaid, TRICARE Management Activity, and the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program) for the full quantities prescribed for beneficiaries.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Rhode Island
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-pharmacies
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Parent company note: 
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