WASHINGTON -- This spring, the Medicare discount drug card program got under way. The discount cards are the initial phase of a permanent Medicare prescription benefit that will take effect in January 2006. Discussions are now starting on the regulations that will guide that program. To get a perspective of how the card program has gone so far and what can be expected of the permanent benefit, SN interviewed Dr. John A. Gans, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the ...

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