Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the announcement from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey that Walgreens has agreed to pay $5.5 million after allegedly overcharging for prescription drugs covered by the state’s workers’ compensation system.
The settlement resolves allegations that between 2008 and 2017, Walgreens violated state consumer protection laws by overcharging for prescriptions for injured workers. The settlement also requires Walgreens to implement procedures that will prevent future overcharges on opioids and other drugs in the workers’ comp system, and requires that future sales be subject to audit review by the AG’s Office. Healey previously reached workers’ comp specific settlements with various other pharmacy chains, including Walmart, Target, CVS, and Rite-Aid, regarding allegations that they overcharged towns and cities for prescription drug coverage.
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