Americans rely on mail-service pharmacies

07/12/2013 | Hill, The

Mail-service pharmacies save consumers and taxpayers money, and patients who use mail service tend to better follow prescription regimens, studies have shown. The drugstore lobby has been pushing lawmakers to restrict the rights of consumers, employers, Medicare, Tricare and Medicaid to use mail service. "Unfortunately, proposed laws and regulations restricting this service would raise costs, reduce accountability and trigger an avalanche of wasteful spending," writes PCMA President and CEO Mark Merritt.

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Hill, The