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Walgreen Co. Agreed to Pay $512,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Remuneration to Health Care Professionals in the Form of Discounts on Retail Product Purchases

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Walgreen Co (Walgreens), agreed to pay $512,923.78 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law including provisions applicable to kickbacks. OIG alleged that Walgreens paid remuneration in the form of discounts on retail product purchases at Walgreens locations in Puerto Rico to 1,719 health care professionals who wrote prescriptions for items filled at Walgreens locations in Puerto Rico that were paid for by a Federal health care program.

Action Details

  • Date:December 8, 2021
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CIA Reportable Events