NACDS: DRUG CARDS FACE LEGAL OPPOSITION

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The National Association of Chain Drug Stores here last week said it found the same legal problems with the new federal discount prescription-drug card plan that it did with the original incarnation.Larry Kocot, senior vice president and general counsel, NACDS, said it appeared that the new prescription discount plan, unveiled Feb. 28 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The National Association of Chain Drug Stores here last week said it found the same legal problems with the new federal discount prescription-drug card plan that it did with the original incarnation.

Larry Kocot, senior vice president and general counsel, NACDS, said it appeared that the new prescription discount plan, unveiled Feb. 28 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, could violate the court injunction placed upon President Bush's first proposal.

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