Drugs and Pharmacies

carl william spitzer iv cwsiv_2nd at JUNO.COM
Wed May 28 13:52:56 MDT 2003


So why cant medicare do a bulk discount thing for a monthly fee to those
wanting the benefit.  Private insurance does that and makes money.
Likely they could pay for it with no raise in funds if they bought new
oxygen machines yearly rather than renting them for 7x the cost new.

CWSIV

On Tue, 20 May 2003 09:28:32 -0700 "Stephen A. Frye" <s.frye at VERIZON.NET>
writes:
>I have found so far that most pharmacies buy their drugs from
>wholesalers,
>not from the manufacturers themselves.  Hospitals, on the other hand,
>tend
>to buy directly from the manufacturers.  This gets more fascinating by
>the
>minute  :)
>


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