All year long CBS' Wyatt Andrews has made a specialty of covering the new prescription drug coverage offered by Medicare. Next week's deadline for new enrollees gave him the opportunity to turn to one more unintended side-effect of the new law: because Part D reimbursements favor national chains, small pharmacies are forced to sell out to the likes of Walgreens and Rite Aid. The Medical Arts Pharmacy in Columbus Miss, for example, is being driven bankrupt. "What Wal-Mart once did to rural downtowns, Medicare is doing to the local drugstore."
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