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Walgreens Pays U.S. $9.9 Million to Settle Medicaid Prescription Drug Allegations
Date:9/29/2008

states and receive a share of the proceeds. As a result of today's settlement, the two relators will share $1,446,658.54 as their portion of the recovery.

"Health care fraud continues to be a priority for both the District of Minnesota and the Department of Justice nationwide," said U.S. Attorney Frank J. Magill. "Our office is gratified to see a substantial recovery of funds for the taxpayers, helping to ensure the continued availability of Medicare and Medicaid trust funds in the future."

The case was handled jointly by the Justice Department's Civil Division and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota, and the offices of the Attorney General for the states of Michigan, Florida, Minnesota and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with investigative assistance provided by the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services.

The case is entitled U.S. ex rel. Thompson et al. v. Walgreen Co., (D. Minn) Civ. Action No. 05-SC-759.


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