Rite Aid agrees to pay $2.1 million for prescription overcharges

Camp Hill, Pa. -- Rite Aid Corp. has agreed to pay $2.1 million to Massachusetts towns to settle alleged prescription drug overcharges under the workers’ compensation insurance system.

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said Wednesday that Rite Aid has overcharged state agencies and at least 100 cities and towns to fill prescriptions for people receiving workers' compensation since 2002.

The company did not admit wrongdoing in the settlement, which entails a payment of $1.05 million to the state and $1 million to cities and towns.

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