Chain executive covers ABCs and Part D of Medicare

If you think the Medicare discount cards were confusing when they took effect last year, wait till the Part D drug benefit starts up in 2006, warned Philip Burgess, R.Ph., national director of pharmacy affairs at Walgreen Co. It might be a good idea for community pharmacists to take cover on Jan. 1, 2006, or better still, go on leave for the whole month of January, he quipped.