Whistleblower Says Walgreen Kept Up Fraud After FCA Deal

Law360, New York (June 9, 2015, 2:18 PM EDT) -- Walgreen Co. continued fraudulently using gift cards to induce Medicare and Medicaid recipients to switch pharmacies after agreements settling two False Claims Act suits, according to a whistleblower who on Monday pushed a Tennessee federal court to keep his allegations alive.

Whistleblower Andrew Hirt said the company continued to offer $25 gift cards to induce customers with subsidized prescription plans to switch after entering into an $8 million 2012 settlement meant to end the practice in a response to the drugstore giant’s attempt to dismiss his suit...
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