WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill preserving access to community pharmacies for military families, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores here. H.R. 4986, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 extends the current freeze on increases to retail pharmacy co-payments. It also includes language that would clarify that the Department of Defense may negotiate with drug manufacturers for federal pricing discounts for ...

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