NCPA urges end to co-branded Part D cards

February 27, 2006

NCPA has urged CMS to not allow drug plans and drugstore chains to co-brand Part D identification cards. Independent pharmacists contend that the co-branded Rx cards confuse beneficiaries into mistakenly thinking they can get their medications only at the drugstores shown on their ID cards.

NCPA urges end to co-branded Part D cards

NCPA has urged CMS to not allow drug plans and drugstore chains to co-brand Part D identification cards. Independent pharmacists contend that the co-branded Rx cards confuse beneficiaries into mistakenly thinking they can get their medications only at the drugstores shown on their ID cards. U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D, N.J.) reportedly plans to investigate charges that Rx plans are steering patients to chains.

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