MEDICARE CARDS CALL FOR MORE RX STAFFERS

CHICAGO -- Supermarket pharmacies need to staff up to meet the needs of patients asking about the new Medicare prescription drug discount program, said John Fegan, senior vice president, pharmacy, Ahold USA, Quincy, Mass. Fegan's presentation here last week was part of a Category Close-Up session at the Food Marketing Institute Show, which was co-located with the FMI Pharmacy Conference.Introducing

CHICAGO -- Supermarket pharmacies need to staff up to meet the needs of patients asking about the new Medicare prescription drug discount program, said John Fegan, senior vice president, pharmacy, Ahold USA, Quincy, Mass. Fegan's presentation here last week was part of a Category Close-Up session at the Food Marketing Institute Show, which was co-located with the FMI Pharmacy Conference.

Introducing his topic, Fegan commented on a statement made earlier in the show by Tommy Thompson.

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