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Merck to Discount Drugs for Uninsured
Drug manufacturer Merck & Co. will provide uninsured Americans steep discounts for many of its prescription medicines, joining other pharmaceutical firms in slashing some prices during debate over importing drugs from Canada.

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The Funhaler (Post, Feb. 1, 2005)

Bush Promotes Health Savings Accounts: He Says Plan Would Cut Insurance Costs and Increase Patient Responsibility (Post, Jan. 27, 2005)

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