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Walgreens' parent company on Tuesday struck $269 million in deals ending False Claims Act suits alleging the pharmacy overbilled for insulin pens and other drugs. (AP)

Walgreens Pays $269M In Milestone FCA Deals

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has inked settlements worth $269 million to end False Claims Act allegations of egregious overbilling for various drugs, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday, marking some of the largest FCA payouts ever by a retail pharmacy.

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