Walgreens Took Advantage Of Medicaid And Patients

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has joined with the federal government and other states to settle two separate allegations against the Walgreen Co., or Walgreens, totaling $1,054,839.77 for Arkansas.

“Walgreens took advantage of Medicaid and its patients with their unacceptable business practices,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Walgreens must be held accountable for their actions which hurt patients and taxpayers.”

The first settlement resolves allegations that, between January 2006 and December 2017, Walgreens under reported the number of days that insulin pens should last if the patient used insulin strictly according to the prescriber’s directions causing the federal government and state Medicaid programs to pay for more insulin than certain patients needed. Under the terms of the settlement, Arkansas will receive $127,966.49 of the $209.2 million settlement.      MORE

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