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Walgreens pays $5.5M settlement over claims it overcharged for drugs, including opioids — 4 notes


Walgreens agreed to a $5.5 million settlement with the Massachusetts Attorney General over claims it overcharged workers for prescription medications, MassLive reports.

Here are four things to know.

1. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey alleges the pharmaceutical chain violated state consumer protection laws by overcharging workers for prescriptions covered by the state workers' compensation insurance system.

2. The settlement accuses Walgreens of overcharging at Massachusetts pharmacies in Boston, Worcester, Springfield and New Bedford from 2008 to 2017.

3. Walgreens did not admit any wrongdoing.

4. In 2017, Walgreens agreed to pay a $200,000 settlement after the Massachusetts Attorney General's office conducted an investigation on Medicaid fraud.

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