Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Walgreen Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Penalty: 
$3,790,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
January 19, 2017
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Walgreens agreed to pay $3.79 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it violated anti-kickback and false claims laws by enrolling hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries of government healthcare programs in its Prescription Savings Club program with discounts and other monetary incentives, in order to induce them to patronize Walgreen pharmacies for all of their prescription drug needs. This was part of a larger $50 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-walgreen-co-2

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
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
Source Notes: 
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.