Walgreen Targeted In FCA Suit Over Medicare Overbilling

Law360, New York (October 3, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT) -- Walgreen Co. was hit with a False Claims Act suit by a Medicare insurance plan sponsor on behalf of more than two dozen states, accusing the retail pharmacy chain of overbilling Medicare and Medicaid programs by, among other things, not substituting generic drugs for brand-name ones, according to a complaint unsealed Wednesday.

Relator Fox Rx Inc., the parent of Fox Insurance Inc. which until 2010 sponsored insurance plans under Medicare Part D, brought the suit on behalf of states including California, New York and Florida, which...
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