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Spending soars for children's attention deficit, behavior drugs

...an annual analysis of drug use trends by Medco Health Solutions Inc. "Behavioral medicines...this year," said Dr. Robert Epstein, Medco's chief medical officer. "It certainly...use among 300,000 children under 19. Medco, the nation's largest prescription benefit...

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Seniors at risk for prescription errors

...released Wednesday. The review was done by Medco Health Solutions Inc., one of the nation's...prescribed, said Dr. Glen Stettin, a Medco senior vice president. "Clearly, the...other drugs the patient is taking. The Medco analysis found that nearly one-fourth...

Construction roundup

...Merrick Timberwoods, 3190 Skinner Mill Road, Augusta; re-roof, siding, value unavailable- T.L. Clark Construction; Medco Buildings LLC, 3103 Spring Grove Drive, Augusta; commercial building, value unavailable- DLP Construction; Augusta Station...

Web site posts drug price comparisons for new discount card

...generic drugs offered by the Walgreens' drug card "were noticeably higher," Meyer said. "They were wrong." Officials for Medco Health Solutions Inc. and Pharmacy Care Alliance, two other card sponsors, also reported problems. "Some are too high...

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Across South Carolina

...provide prescription coverage to state employees and retirees. Medco Health Solutions of New Jersey, which has provided the service...had awarded the contract to Express Scripts of St. Louis. Medco challenged the award, saying Express Scripts didn't properly...

Business briefs

...Drug giant Merck announced plans Tuesday to make its Merck-Medco pharmacy benefits management subsidiary a separate, publicly...to hold an initial public offering for a portion of Merck-Medco stock during the summer, subject to market conditions. A decision...

FDA to monitor managed-care companies that dictate drug coverage

...proposal. A final policy is expected later this year. Merck-Medco Managed Care said in a statement Monday that its PBM program...Merck's product sales increased 10 percent after it bought Medco. -- The General Accounting Office, Congress' investigative...

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Strongest warnings on drugs rejected

...Robert Nelson. "'Clearer.'" Nearly 3.3 million Americans age 19 and younger used an ADHD drug last year, according to Medco Health Solutions Inc., a prescription drug benefit program manager. Psychiatrists and others had urged the committee to move...

Online health spending to soar

...stores. For example, PCS Health Systems requires members do their online shopping for medicine at Drugstore.com; Merck-Medco requires members to use CVS.com. About 45 percent of the online health spending in 2002, or $4.4 billion, will be for...

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