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NEW YORK (AP) — Pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc. said it spent $1.1 million in the first quarter as it lobbied the federal government on numerous issues related to its business and health care reform.

The Franklin Lakes, N.J., company said its interests included the implementation of the March 2010 health care overhaul law. It lobbied the government information technology, privacy rules, chronic care, generic versions of biotech drugs, and what Medco called “anti-PBM” (or anti-pharmacy benefits management) legislation requiring the disclosure of pricing and contract information.

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