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Maine governor backs Penobscot pharmacy

Maine Gov. John Baldacci (D) continues to support the Penobscot Nation's mail-order pharmacy business, saying an ongoing investigation doesn't affect the state's involvement.

Baldacci gave the tribe $1 million to star PIN Rx in November 2005. He says the tribe has been handling the state's Medicaid mail-order program well.

He said an investigation by the state Board of Pharmacy affects a different side of the business. The tribe is accused of selling prescription drugs through websites without requiring a face-to-face visit with a physician.

PIN Rx faces a fine of $183,000, or about $1 for every prescription that is being questioned.

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Governor Continues To Back PIN Rx (WMTW 2/7)

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