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Walgreens to pay $7.5 million in settlement over phony Bay Area pharmacist

FILE - This June 24, 2019 file photo shows an exterior view of a Walgreens store in Los Angeles. OAKLAND — Walgreens will pay $7.5 million to settle with California authorities after an employee was criminally charged with impersonating a pharmacist and illegally filling more than 745,000 prescriptions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prosecutors said that from late 2006 through 2017, Le used the license numbers of registered pharmacists in order to impersonate them and dispense prescriptions at Walgreens stores in Santa Clara and Alameda counties. The company will pay $7.5 million in penalties, costs and remedial payments.

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