Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced a settlement with the drug store chain CVS Pharmacy, Inc. for overcharging the state's Medi-Cal program for prescription drugs.
CVS Pharmacy will reimburse California more than $1.76 million as part of a $17.5 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and nine other states, including Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Nevada and Rhode Island.
"CVS chose to short-change taxpayers and undermine our healthcare safety net with these actions," said Attorney General Harris. "We are all better off now that this deception has been uncovered."
Starting in late 2002 and continuing through 2010, CVS submitted prescription drug claims to Medi-Cal for individuals who were covered by both Medi-Cal and a third-party insurance plan.