Prescriptions filled by mail-service pharmacies cost consumers and payers an average of 15% less than equivalent 90-day prescriptions filled by retail pharmacies, according to a Visante study. State legislation to prohibit insurers from offering subscribers incentives to use mail service threaten to cut that savings by more than half, according to the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association. "In this economy, consumers and payers need every cost-saving tool they can get, and mail-service pharmacy is at the top of the list," said PCMA President and CEO Mark Merritt.

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