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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 7928

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Publication type: Journal Article

Conlan MF.
Bill goes after Flo as battle for Medicare Rx benefit heats up
Drug Topics 1999 Nov 15; 143:71


Abstract:

The controversy generated by a media advertising campaign, which features a grandmother figure named Flo, that opposes President Clinton’s proposed Medicare prescription drug benefit is discussed; a study of prescription drug costs in the United States to be conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services is briefly described.

 

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