PROPOSED BILL THREATENS COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Pharmacy programs to ensure patients take their prescriptions properly and don't forget to refill them have come under fire lately, and lobbyists for chain drug stores want to set the record straight with members of Congress.What they're trying to head off are pending privacy bills designed to protect consumers against having their medical records improperly shared with marketing

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Pharmacy programs to ensure patients take their prescriptions properly and don't forget to refill them have come under fire lately, and lobbyists for chain drug stores want to set the record straight with members of Congress.

What they're trying to head off are pending privacy bills designed to protect consumers against having their medical records improperly shared with marketing companies or others. These bills have been spurred, in part, by third-party contracto

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