TITLE

Switching drugs

AUTHOR(S)
Podolsky, Doug; Hannon, Kerry
PUB. DATE
January 1994
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;1/24/94, Vol. 116 Issue 3, p74
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses a drugstore bonus program which is run by Paid Prescriptions, a unit of mail-order pharmacy giant Medco Containment Services, which was bought in 1993 by drugmaker Merck & Co. Health care insurers and corporate benefits managers contract with Paid to get lower prices on prescription drugs. Bonuses paid to pharmacists who persuade doctors to switch prescriptions to alternatives that Paid gets more cheaply; Concerns about kickbacks.
ACCESSION #
9401207598

 

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