MEDI-QUANDARY

With the final regulations that will govern the permanent Medicare drug benefit expected in mid-January, retailers are wondering if this program will be any better than the interim drug discount card program, which has been widely disparaged as a flop.Officially known as the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit, it was created by the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. Aiming to provide immediate

With the final regulations that will govern the permanent Medicare drug benefit expected in mid-January, retailers are wondering if this program will be any better than the interim drug discount card program, which has been widely disparaged as a flop.

Officially known as the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit, it was created by the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. Aiming to provide immediate relief for Medicare beneficiaries who previously had no prescription drug benefit,

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