RETAILERS VENT ON MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION PROGRAM

CHICAGO -- Retailers at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' 2001 Pharmacy & Technology Conference here last week expressed concern over the Medicare prescription discount card program advocated by the Bush administration. A representative of the president's administration, Jon Glaudemans, gave a concise overview of the plans to provide point-of-sale discount drug cards.While Glaudemans

CHICAGO -- Retailers at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' 2001 Pharmacy & Technology Conference here last week expressed concern over the Medicare prescription discount card program advocated by the Bush administration. A representative of the president's administration, Jon Glaudemans, gave a concise overview of the plans to provide point-of-sale discount drug cards.

While Glaudemans said he was sensitive to retailers' opposition, grocery chain officials like James M

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