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BOSTON -- Three of Massachusetts' largest drug chains have agreed to pay about $420,000 to settle allegations that they misled consumers in the collection of the controversial $1.30 prescription fee levied by the state, Attorney General Tom Reilly announced Monday.
CVS agreed to pay $300,000, while Walgreens and Wal-Mart each agreed to pay $60,000 to settle allegations that they told customers they were required by the state to tack on the $1.30 fee. The companies deny any wrongdoing in the settlement.
The money will mostly be given to local consumer programs, while $60,000 will be allocated for the Commonwealth's attorneys' fees and costs associated with the …