NU Online News Service, Aug. 12, 2005, 11:39 a.m. EDT

Medco Health Solutions Inc. has won a contract from New Hampshire to manage drug benefits for 38,000 state and local government employees, retirees and dependents.[@@]

The 2-year agreement takes effect Sept. 1., according to Medco, Franklin Lakes, N.J.

The pharmacy benefits program is offered through a state risk pool, the Local Government Center HealthTrust, which also provides health benefits and other benefits for New Hampshire schools, municipalities and county governments.