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Byline: John Davis
Nov. 15--Congress' search for $54 billion in federal savings is poised to hit pharmacists in the pocket book, and some say it could cost them everything.
Billy Beatty, owner of City Drug on Dexter Avenue, says 40 percent of his clients rely on Medicaid to help pay for their prescription drugs.
If proposed cuts now in the U.S. House and already passed by the U.S. Senate become law, Beatty will lose money on every Medicaid patient he serves.
"We'll be reimbursed below what we can buy it for," Beatty said of Medicaid-paid prescription drugs.
On Nov. 3, Alabama's Republican senators fell in line with an effort to …