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Blue Cross Michigan backs Prilosec OTC

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Coupons offering $5 off the price of Prilosec OTC are now being mailed to 12,000 health plan members who could benefit from a discount on heartburn medication, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announces March 18. The cost of the coupon - which expires May 31, 2004 - is covered by the manufacturer, according to BCBSM. Similar discount programs supporting OTC use of Prilosec were undertaken in Fall 2003 by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and California (1"The Tan Sheet" Oct. 27, 2003, In Brief and 2"The Tan Sheet" Aug. 25, 2003, p. 6)...

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