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Walgreens has agreed to pay $50 million to settle a federal kickback lawsuit because it incentivized customers who use programs such as Medicare and Medicaid to fill their prescriptions at its pharmacies.

The whistleblower suit said that the retail pharmacy giant violated anti-kickback lawsuits by giving these government beneficiaries discounts, and encouraging them to enroll in commercial prescription drug programs, like Walgreens’ Prescription Savings Club.

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