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Small Pharmacies Hurt by Delayed Medicare Part D Payments

By Eileen Buckley

Amherst, NY – Buffalo area pharmacy owners say they are struggling to make ends meet because of delays in Medicare Part D payments.

There are only about 65 privately owned pharmacies in the Western New York area. But many of the owners are finding it difficult to operate their business because of long delays in Medicare Part D reimbursement payments.

Senator Schumer appeared with members of the Pharmacists' Association of Western New York Monday inside the Family Medical Pharmacy in Amherst. Schumer says these so called "mom and pop" pharmacies are waiting up to eight weeks for Medicare Part D payments.

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