Study Finds Inequality In Availability Of Heart Drugs

10/10/2001 | NYTimes.com

Elderly heart-disease patients on Medicare with no supplemental insurance are less likely to receive necessary prescription drugs, according to a report by the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Boston. The study's chief author, Dr. Alex Federman, says the findings suggest Congress "should really consider creating a prescription drug benefit that targets low-income patients with Medicare."

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