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The Cost of Prescriptions Is a State Secret

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  1. Freedom of Information
· Story link The State of Illinois is keeping secret how much it pays for each prescription a healthcare contractor…

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The State of Illinois is keeping secret how much it pays for each prescription a healthcare contractor fills for state employees and retirees. The only thing on the record is that the annual cost exceeds $250 million. When two legislators filed a Freedom of Information Act request for more data, the company, Caremark, filed for a restraining order. (2/4/05)