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Big Pharma makes out big time from Part D

Drug companies have made huge profits off the Medicare prescription drug program, or Part D. You can expect Pfizer and others to have huge holiday parties this year…they’ll be breaking out the champagne while some seniors can expect a “donut hole” in their stockings.

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CU report: 80% of the time the lowest retail price beats Medicare Part D “donut hole” prices

We called 261 pharmacies in Florida to get their prices for 6 top drugs, then compared them to the new Medicare prescription drug benefit’s private insurance plans. It turns out that out of the 44 Florida plans, the private plan “donut hole” prices were usually higher than the lowest retail price.

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