Drugstore lobby poll finds support for money-saving mail-order drugs

02/1/2013 | InsideHealthPolicy.com (subscription required)

The National Community Pharmacists Association argues Medicare beneficiaries do not want to receive their prescription drugs in the mail, but their own survey shows otherwise. When asked, Medicare beneficiaries agree that mail-service pharmacies are less expensive than retail pharmacies. "When the drugstore lobby admits that mail-service pharmacies cost less than local drugstores, it's time to remove Medicare barriers that keep seniors from accessing home delivery," said PCMA President and CEO Mark Merritt in a statement.

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