INDIANA – Attorney General Curtis Hill says that Indiana has joined the United States, the District of Columbia and other states in settling whistleblower lawsuits against Walgreen’s.
The agreements resolve allegations that Walgreen’s knowingly engaged in fraudulent over-dispensing of insulin pens to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and billed Medicaid for certain prescription drugs at rates higher than its usual and customary rates. Walgreen’s, operates the largest retail pharmacy chain in the United States with 8,309 locations across all 50 states.
Attorney General Hill, through his office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, participated in the investigations and negotiations leading to these settlements.
Under the Insulin Pens Settlement, Walgreen’s will pay the United States and the states $209.2 million.
Under the Discount Drug Pricing Settlement, Walgreens will pay the United States and the states $60 million.