Pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions on Thursday announced a plan to offer reduced-cost generic and brand-name drugs to small- and medium-sized businesses, the AP/Austin American-Statesman reports.
Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday announced that the statewide expansion of a pilot program in Florida under which some company pharmacies will sell 30-day prescriptions of some generic medications for $4 will occur on Friday, three months earlier than expected, the Orlando Sentinel reports (Chediak, Orlando Sentinel, 10/6).
CMS rejected a Maryland law that would have allowed low- to moderate-income uninsured state residents to purchase prescription drugs at prices available through Medicaid, agency officials said Wednesday, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday announced plans to expand a generic prescription drug discount program introduced last month to 12 additional states, the AP/Houston Chronicle reports (AP/Houston Chronicle, 10/26).
The Bush administration on Monday will propose a rule that would reduce reimbursements to pharmacists for prescription drugs for Medicaid beneficiaries, the New York Times reports. The rule, which would implement provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act signed in February by President Bush, would save $8.4 billion over the next five years, including $4.9 billion in federal savings and $3.