Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Walgreens
Current Parent Company: 
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Penalty: 
$7,900,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
April 20, 2012
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

The Walgreens pharmacy chain paid the United States and participating states $7.9 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by offering illegal inducements to beneficiaries of government health care programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, in the form of gift cards, gift checks and other similar promotions to transfer their prescriptions to Walgreens pharmacies.

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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