Sunday, March 07, 2010

Drug deal in place

From the Halifax Chronicle Herald:
Medavie Blue Cross and Shoppers Drug Mart have called a truce in their war over how and how much customers pay for drugs.

The two companies announced Saturday that they had reached a tentative deal that would end the dispute that related to payments for generic drugs.

Talks were continuing, but Medavie said in a news release from Moncton that an agreement was in place that would see their cards accepted by Shoppers Drug Mart.

And Jeff May, senior vice-president of professional affairs for Shoppers Drug Mart, said the deal ensures customers can fill their prescriptions and not have to wait to be reimbursed.

"This tentative agreement will allow these pharmacies to maintain the level of service their patients have come to expect, including the electronic processing of Medavie Blue Cross payments," May said.

Details of the tentative agreement were not released. ...more

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