Vaczek, David
December 2004
SN: Supermarket News;12/6/2004, Vol. 52 Issue 49, p35
Reports on the challenges posed by prescription discount cards on supermarket pharmacies and their Medicare customers in the U.S. Implications of the discount cards on pharmacy service; Introduction by in-store pharmacies of their own discount cards in order to help Medicare customers and low-income people avail of drug discounts.


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