To offset the squeeze third parties have put on pharmacy margins, supermarkets like H.E. Butt Grocery Co., San Antonio; Fred Meyer Inc., Portland, Ore.; and Wegmans Food Markets, Rochester, N.Y., are testing various patient-care programs. can make a big difference in patients' health and care costs, one recent demonstration project with a Southwestern supermarket pharmacy chain has shown. Chain pharmacists managing the care of indigent diabetes patients for a local hospital helped slash ...

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