Walgreens Accused Of Paying Kickbacks In FCA Suit

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 6:07 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Monday unsealed a former Walgreen Co. employee's whistleblower suit accusing the company and its drug infusion and home nursing units of defrauding government health care programs by paying doctors kickbacks in order to get them to prescribe its costly infusion drugs.

The False Claims Act suit, originally filed in October 2011, claims that Walgreen provided free nursing services to patients who receive high-cost pharmaceuticals through infusion, thereby providing a kickback to physicians who prescribe the drugs in violation of the...
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