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Reuters reports that the United Food and Commercial Workers Unions and Employers Midwest Health and Pension Fund have filed a class action suit against Walgreen Co., charging the drug retailers with “overcharging for various generic drugs in a bid to boost profits.

Generic drug maker Par Pharmaceutical is also a defendant in the case.
“Starting April 1999 through December, 2006, Par and Walgreen conspired to increase their profit through at least two schemes to illegally fill prescriptions with Par's higher-priced products rather than the specific drugs prescribed by physicians," the suit says, in part.
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