United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) who filed the lawsuit, alleges in the class action lawsuit that Walgreens and Par “engaged in at least two widespread schemes to overcharge insurance companies, self-insured employers and union health and welfare funds for the generic versions of Zantac, Prozac and other drugs.”
According to the lawsuit, “Walgreens purchased these dosage forms from Par -- at a cost substantially higher than the widely prescribed dosage forms -- and systematically and unlawfully filled its customers’ prescriptions with Par’s more expensive products, rather than the inexpensive dosage forms that were prescribed by physicians.”
Pharmacies cannot legally change a prescription without a physician’s express authorization; however, this class action lawsuit alleges Walgreens filled prescriptions for the lower-priced tablets with much more expensive capsules manufactured by Par.
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Last updated on Feb-10-12