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Medicare Reform Would Prohibit Federal Discounts

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Medicare Reform Would Prohibit Federal Discounts

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Medicare Reform Would Prohibit Federal Discounts

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The Medicare prescription drug bill being debated in Congress prohibits the government from enacting cost controls on government drug spending. That stipulation would create a rare situation, in which the largest potential purchaser of prescription drugs would not get the best deals usually available to bulk customers. NPR's Snigdha Prakash reports.