Walgreen settles civil lawsuit with Connecticut, federal officials that alleged the company double-billed the government for some prescription drugs; company says it did not admit to wrongdoing, agreed to the settlement to avoid further litigation

HARTFORD, Connecticut , July 28, 2011 () – Walgreen Co. has settled a civil lawsuit with Connecticut and federal officials who alleged the company double billed the government for some prescription drugs.

State Attorney General George Jepsen says Walgreen submitted duplicate or multiple claims to Medicare, Medicaid and ConnPACE for drugs provided to people eligible for both the state and federal programs.

U.S. Attorney David Fein and Jepsen say the Illinois-based pharmacy company has reimbursed the government for billing errors made between June 1, 2006, and Aug. 31, 2008.

Company spokesman Robert Elfinger says Walgreen did not admit to any wrongdoing and agreed to the settlement to avoid further litigation.

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