Just read a mailing from Medicare with preliminary information on the upcoming prescription drug plan, and I'm left scratching my head. (I guess that should be no surprise!)We look after hubby's elderly aunt who resides in a nursing home. She currently has a good drug plan thru her late husband's employer which will expire on January 1, when the Medicare plan goes into effect. No surprise there, why would a private employer continue an expensive benefit when the Feds are poised to step in? Unfortunately, the Medicare plan will not pay nearly as well as her private plan, so her yearly drug costs are going to rise significantly. AARRGGHH!!Secondly, there is a list of excluded meds, which includes infertility drugs (OK), and medications used for cosmetic purposes (OK). Also excluded are medications for the symptommatic relief of coughs, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines. I realize these drugs have the potential for abuse, but so do narcotics, and they are not excluded. So auntie can't have codeine cough syrup when she contracts pneumonia or bronchitis, which she gets every year. Also, no sleeping pills or anxiety medications. But, guess what, there is no exclusion for Viagra or Cialis! Why am I not surprised?Any thoughts?