RX '04: THE BATTLE BEGINS

This election year, pharmacists are getting into the political ring.From the impact of the new Medicare reform law to prescription reimportation to the threat of counterfeit drugs, retailers are facing big issues related to drug pricing. With older Americans a potent voting block, this is expected to become part of the presidential election campaign, and pharmacists -- willing or not -- will be thrust

This election year, pharmacists are getting into the political ring.

From the impact of the new Medicare reform law to prescription reimportation to the threat of counterfeit drugs, retailers are facing big issues related to drug pricing. With older Americans a potent voting block, this is expected to become part of the presidential election campaign, and pharmacists -- willing or not -- will be thrust into the debate.

"Pharmacy has always been in the political arena. It'

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