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Medicare Rx Cards Struggling Because Pharma Not Providing "Significant Discounts" – WellPoint

This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily

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Without "dramatic change" in manufacturer prices by the 2006 Medicare Rx benefit, "there's going to be hell to pay," WellPoint VP says.

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