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The Money Trail (Prescription Drug Costs) #195598

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 02, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jackie Judd) The hundreds of millions of Medicare dollars lost in prescription drug costs due to its pricing system examined; example cited of Roche costs for the drug Kytril; details given of how the change of one word ("increase") in the bill cost millions. [Health and Human Services Michael MANGANO - says Medicare is paying too much for prescription drugs.] [Families USA executive director Ronald POLLACK - says doctors and hospitals are receiving too much.] [Representative Pete STARK - says it is a "cleverly crafted mistake."]

Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie

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