Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Penobscot Nation opens mail-order pharmacy

From the Knox Village (Maine) Soup:
The Penobscot Indian Nation will open Maine's first mail-order drug company this spring as part of a state plan to reduce the cost of prescription medications. It's a plan that has some drugstore owners worried because it could cut them out of the picture.

Plans are also in the works to create a public purchasers pool that would include state employees and public school teachers. The state would negotiate for the cheapest drug prices from pharmaceutical houses. Public employees would not be ordered to get their drugs in the mail; the incentive to do so exists in their current health-care plans. more...

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