Understanding Competition in U.S. Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics #00473

Submission Number:
00473
Commenter:
David Stone
State:
Pennsylvania
Initiative Name:
Understanding Competition in U.S. Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics
I have owned an independent pharmacy in my community for 22 years. We provide a valuable service to our area patients. Many of them depend on us for our delivery services, our patient med-set programs, health and wellness information, and just a kind ear. CVS has been systemically stealing our patients through contract restrictions and mail order copay penalties to use us. IF you allow CVS to buy Aetna, they will continue their war on small pharmacy, and will not stop until we are gone. CVS pharmacies can barely handle their volume now, let alone when we are gone. The war that they are pursuing needs to be stopped!