Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Walgreens
Current Parent Company: 
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Penalty: 
$5,970,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
March 23, 2010
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

National pharmacy chain Walgreens agreed to pay nearly $6 million to settle FTC charges that the company deceptively advertised Wal-Born, a line of dietary supplements similar to the Airborne cold-and-flu treatment, using the same kind of baseless claims that the supplements could prevent colds, fight germs, and boost the immune system.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Trade Commission
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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.