IN THIS ISSUE

Jean Lawrence
There's a low-key war going on between community pharmacies and the big guys that offer drugs by mail. Is this about money or medicine?
An executive with the nation's second-largest health care buyer discusses issues raised by HMOs' financial losses, direct contracting and the challenges of building better information systems.
ALAN K. VITBERG
Poor marketing and lack of a pre-existing condition clause opened the gates to patients who got specific services and then left.
Washington Initiatives
Editor's Memo
John Marcille
Compensation Monitor
News and Commentary
News and Commentary