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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Watch Out for Grandpa

The rise of aggressively marketed Big Pharmaceuticals coupled with the advent of Medicare D have led to such disorienting, counterintuitive anecdotes as one I heard lately, of an elderly man who takes Xanax four times daily along with 4-6 doses of oxycontin. The elderly man then generously motors himself around our fool city in search of adventure.

I’m led to believe that this scenario is now commonplace, so I’ve coined a new phrase (I think):

The Medicare D Visionquest Package.

You heard it here first.

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