December 23, 2017
Kmart agreed to pay $42 million ($32.3 of which went to the federal government) to settle allegations Kmart overcharged government healthcare programs and private insurers for generic prescription drugs. NBC News wrote about the case and quoted Phillips & Cohen whistleblower lawyer Larry Zoglin, who worked on the case.
“This was a hard-fought victory for our client and for taxpayers,” said Larry Zoglin, an attorney at Washington, D.C.-based Phillips & Cohen, which represented Garbe. “It is wrong for a pharmacy to charge government healthcare programs more than it charges cash-paying customers for the same prescription.”