Rite Aid pharmacists help Medicare Part D patients find prescription drug programs

Pharmacists help patients and caregivers compare plans based on cost

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid said its pharmacists will be ready to help patients and caregivers choose the prescription drug plan that works best for them as 2012 Medicare Part D open enrollment begins Saturday.

Open enrollment is beginning a month earlier than in previous years so that Medicare administrators can process plan choices before the new year, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

"Rite Aid pharmacists are trusted advisers to give Medicare patients and their caregivers the latest estimated plan costs based on their personal prescription needs," Rite Aid EVP pharmacy Robert Thompson said. "The role of our pharmacists as trusted advisers is tidal so that Rite Aid remains a destination for Medicare patients all year long."

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