Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Walgreen Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Penalty: 
$35,000,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
June 4, 2008
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Walgreen Co. agreed to pay $35 million to settle claims that from 2001 to 2005 it improperly switched patients to different versions of the prescriptions drugs Ranitidine, Fluoxetine and Eldepryl in order to increase its reimbursement from Medicaid.

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: 
Illinois
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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