"Focus: Health Care" piece looking at the challenges faced by Maine's independen
"Focus: Health Care" piece looking at the challenges faced by Maine's independent pharmacies, namely falling drug reimbursement rates and competition from national chains. Though business is good so far, Paul and Karen Chace knew they were taking a risk when they opened Old Port Pharmacy in downtown Portland last year. Since the mid-1980's, the number of independent pharmacies in Maine has decreased by about 40 percent, from 85 to 50. With details on changes in federal reimbursements for Medicaid, and comments by Bob Morissette, vice president of the Maine Pharmacy Association; Angela McGarrigle, owner of Good for All Pharmacy in East Waterbobo; and Bill Hewitt, owner of Portland's Rosemont Pharmacy.
Elson, Kerry, ""Focus: Health Care" piece looking at the challenges faced by Maine's independen" (2007). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 4295.
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