1.2 Viagra A New
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The giant news of 1997 was the acquisition of London Life (which itself
had just finished acquiring the group insurance business of The
Prudential), by Great-West Life. This seemed primarily to be intended
to keep Royal Bank from making the purchase. London was one of the
very few Canadian insurers that are publicly traded, and thus was
vulnerable to this form of takeover.
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has taken over Metropolitan Life. A n d , for Metropolitan staff, life is clearly not British Columbia - Pharm a c a re Changes t i e r’ (Maritime, Standard, A e t n a , but at least a strategic foot in the door.
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1.2 Viagra – A New Potential Cost for Drug Plans continued from front page drug to be covered, it must be approved by what form of limitation might we put on its prescribed, and be medically necessary to patch was introduced, insurers originally Toronto Office
correct a medical condition. On that basis, we might expect that it would qualify.
quickly become the major cost contributor.
However, it has been reported that, in the US, a lawsuit has been initiated against an plans to a three-month supply, per person, insurer which declined a Viagra claim. We don’t have the specifics, so cannot tell what different. It sits very high on the list of cost Ottawa Office
to be considered eligible under insurance items, but is not subject to limits in most plans. At least, you can usually expect that consider some form of limitation to protect the pill saves you a day of lost productivity.
your plan’s experience, and therefore costs.
A closer parallel might be fertility drugs.
number of cycles (3). If, after 3 cycles, longer period. You use the pill every time you seek the benefit it delivers. That is costs are at the expense of the individual.

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