SUIT ON PRICE DIFERENTIAL IS LAUDED

CINCINNATI -- Supermarket pharmacists are hopeful that a lawsuit filed here on Feb. 14 by four of the nation's largest food retailers will eventually strip competing classes of trade of their price advantages on brand- name prescription drugs.Kroger Co., Cincinnati; Albertson's, Boise, Idaho; Safeway, Oakland, Calif., and Vons Cos., Arcadia, Calif., filed their suit in Federal District Court against

CINCINNATI -- Supermarket pharmacists are hopeful that a lawsuit filed here on Feb. 14 by four of the nation's largest food retailers will eventually strip competing classes of trade of their price advantages on brand- name prescription drugs.

Kroger Co., Cincinnati; Albertson's, Boise, Idaho; Safeway, Oakland, Calif., and Vons Cos., Arcadia, Calif., filed their suit in Federal District Court against 16 pharmaceutical manufacturers and a large mail-order pharmacy, Medco Containment Se

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