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AR Medicaid Prescription Drug program continues to grow

State legislators aren't pleased that the budget for Arkansas's Medicaid Prescription Drug program continues to grow.

The budget for prescription drugs is expected to grow by about 100 million dollars in fiscal 2006, which begins next July 1st.

State Representative Will Bond of Jacksonville asked state Medicaid Director Roy Jeffus if a solution was in sight.

Bond said the growth rate was huge, and something needs to be changed.

Jeffus said he would be hesitant to make any recommendations.

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