Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Penalty: 
$269,200,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
January 22, 2019
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Walgreens agreed to pay the United States and state governments a total of $269.2 million to resolve allegations that it improperly billed Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal healthcare programs for hundreds of thousands of insulin pens it knowingly dispensed to program beneficiaries who did not need them and that it overbilled Medicaid by failing to disclose to and charge Medicaid the lower drug prices that Walgreens offered the public through a discount program.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Southern District of New York
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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