With the final regulations that will govern the permanent Medicare drug benefit expected in mid-January, retailers are wondering if this program will be any better than the interim drug discount card program, which has been widely disparaged as a flop. Officially known as the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit, it was created by the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. Aiming to provide immediate relief for Medicare beneficiaries who previously had no prescription drug benefit, the ...

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