PHARMACIES STRUGGLE WITH NEW MEDICARE PROGRAM

Some pharmacy programs nearly ground to a halt as the new Medicare Part D prescription drug program got off to a very uneven start last week.Supermarkets told SN of computer glitches, the inability to get through on information phone lines and pricing inconsistencies, but others said the launch of the massive benefit program was as good as could be expected.From the consumer perspective, it was a

Some pharmacy programs nearly ground to a halt as the new Medicare Part D prescription drug program got off to a very uneven start last week.

Supermarkets told SN of computer glitches, the inability to get through on information phone lines and pricing inconsistencies, but others said the launch of the massive benefit program was as good as could be expected.

From the consumer perspective, it was a matter of the early bird getting the worm, as those who were ready and approved

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