A national organization that represents pharmacists says the marketing for many "restricted network" Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are misleading patients.

According to the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), Part D plans are deceptively marketed to patients and featured on Medicare's Plan Finder without making clear that the lowest advertised drug prices are only available at relatively few, selected pharmacies.

Another problem is that the restricted network plans may discriminate against patients in rural communities in conflict with the agency's pharmacy access requirements. Nearly all of the plans are centered on national pharmacy chains that cater to large cities and suburban areas.

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