Pharmacies throughout the state have started filling prescriptions under the new Medicare drug program. Medicare officials have seen a flurry of activity in recent weeks as senior citizens sign up for the federal prescription drug program. Tom Lenz, the Missouri Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, says enrollees need a few pieces of basic information to ensure they’re going into the right program that covers their prescription needs. Once a person signs up for the benefit, he or she is covered – even if that person needs drugs and hasn’t yet received a prescription drug card. Any costs incurred can be reimbursed once the car arrives in the mail. For information, call 1-800-MEDICARE or log onto

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Medicare Prescription Drug Information