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Pharmacies Braced for Cuts to Their Medi-Cal Payments
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Pharmacies across the state are bracing for a blow to their revenues. Starting Friday, Medi-Cal – the state’s health coverage for low-income patients — will start paying 10 percent less for filling certain prescriptions. Though the number of drugs affected is less than originally outlined, pharmacists are still worried.

Many of them say there is a misconception that they make loads of money selling drugs. But after they pay pharmaceutical companies for the medications they stock, there’s little profit left, they say. An additional cut could put them in the red on some drugs.