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Survey: 85% of Part D Seniors in Preferred Pharmacy Plans are Satisfied With Costs, Pharmacy Choices
Date:5/20/2013

he convenience of pharmacies (81%), the number of pharmacies in their network (74%), and the prescription medications available through their plan (75%).
  • Cost is the top factor for seniors regardless of income, age, number of medications, and distance from their drugstore.
  • Only 8% listed the number of pharmacies in the network as an important consideration.
  • Click here to read the survey.

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