Court Allows Whistleblower Case Against Walgreens to Proceed
In May, a federal district court allowed a CPM whistleblower complaint against pharmacy chain Walgreens to move forward, denying Walgreens’ motion to dismiss. The case, brought to CPM by a Walgreens pharmacist, alleges that Walgreens mailed unnecessary prescription medications to patients without their consent or request, and billed the Medicare and Medi-Cal programs for those prescriptions. The case also alleges that Walgreens billed Medicare and Medi-Cal for prescription medications that were never dispensed. CPM is working on the case with San Francisco attorney Gregory J. Brod. Attorneys Justin Berger and Eric Buescher are handling the case for CPM.