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Maryland, other states, reach $209 million insulin pen settlement with Walgreens

Maryland, other states, reach $209 million insulin pen settlement with Walgreens

Maryland and other states have reached a $209.2 million settlement with the owner of Walgreens drugstores over allegations of a scheme to over-dispense insulin pens to Medicare and Medicaid recipients.

Maryland will receive $266,951 and will split that with the federal government, which joined the states in the settlement with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said Friday.

“Walgreens was engaged in straight up fraud,” Frosh said in an announcement. “It cheated the state and the Marylanders who depend upon Medicaid for health care.”

A Walgreens spokesman said the company cooperated with the Department of Justice and admitted no...

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