Walgreens ordered to pay up after false flu shot advertisements

Walgreens was ordered to pay up by the New York State Attorney General's Office after it says the drug store chain advertised free flu shots

WOODBURY - Walgreens was ordered to pay up by the New York State Attorney General's Office after it says the drug store chain advertised free flu shots and then charged customers for the shots.

The office says that more than 3,000 customers insured under the state's Empire Plan were told they would receive free flu shots, but were then forced to pay out-of-pocket for them.

Under the settlement, Walgreens will no longer advertise free flue shots and will reimburse $49,000 to affected customers.

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