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A survey of 200 pharmacies in Detroit and some surrounding suburbs finds that inner-city patients have a much tougher time obtaining painkillers. "The same drugs that reduce suffering of cancer patients are coveted by illicit [drug] users for their massive highs, making drug stores targets for break-ins," reports the Detroit News, which conducted the survey. Some pharmacists have concluded that stocking the drugs isn't worth the risk.... Meanwhile, what may be a major reason for rising health care costs is utilization by those who are called the "worried well," people who see many health stories on a variety of media outlets. About 16 percent of U.S. residents had 11 doctor's visits and medical tests in 1997. That figure climbed to 22 percent in 2002, according to ABC news.

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HAP, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System, is a nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. This executive develops strategies to meet membership and revenue targets through products, pricing, market segmentation and advertising.  Aligns business among Business Development, Commercial Sales, Medicare and Public Sector Programs and Product Development. Seeks to enhance and be responsible for business development and expansion through the development of an effective product portfolio, strong interpersonal relationships and service excellence.

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