Meijer is a super-center chain with locations in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Kentucky. Recently their pharmacy has instituted a program to offer the most commonly prescribed generic antibiotics free for their customers. You can take your prescription to their pharmacy and receive up to a 14 day supply at no cost.
This is good news for lots of folks. For example, amoxicillin is commonly prescribed to treat chlamydia and urinary tract infections (among other things). Further, many of the antibiotics on their free list are those that are most often prescribed for children.
In the following states, many different generic medications are available for $4 for a 30-day supply: AK, AL, AR, AZ, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, SD, TX, VA, & VT.
List of generics that can be obtained for $4 for a 30 day supply (w/ Rx). On this list are antidepressant, antibiotics, antipsychotic, antiviral, anxiety, asthma, cardiac, cholesterol, cough/cold, diabetes, gastrointestinal, glaucoma eye, hormone, miscellaneous, oncology/cancer, parkinsons, seizure, thyroid, and vitamines. I'm not sure about the particular details of this program, but it also sounds like many people who are in need will be able to get access or save themselves some cash. (While I'm generally not a huge fan of Walmart, I do think this program sounds very beneficial.)
I just saw this. I think it's wonderful. Even though I myself have objections to Wal-Mart's practices, there are doubtless many people in need of such a program.
I still wonder why Wal-Mart can't give their employees better healthcare (or some at all), but at least this may help them out a little. I'll avoid going into a rant on that.
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Walgreens also has a "Prescription Savings Club" that offers for $12.99 for a 3-month supply of over 400 generics. You must sign-up for this club and there is an enrollment fee ($20 per year for an individual, $35 per year for families). This is still a good deal if you don't have insurance and especially if you are on (or even eventually may need) more than one prescription.
(If you are going to use programs like this, please remember that you may need to have your health care provider write the prescription for a "3 month supply" or "90-day supply.")
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Kmart also has a reduced cost generics program. Note that this requires enrollment in their savings program, however appears to be free and does not appear to involve giving any information beyond what you would give to fill an Rx anyway.
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