Monday, May 05, 2008

Wal-Mart Expands $4 Generic Program

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Here’s a list of drugs in the $4 prescription program and here’s a fact sheet that Wal-Mart prepared for the media.
Wal-Mart, which has been wading deeper into the health-care waters lately
As of April 28, Wal-Mart’s tally of savings on generics is $1,163,726,502.08. (This post explains the company’s methodology.)

walmartHere are the latest pharmaceutical bargains unveiled by the megaretailer:

Prescriptions for up to 350 generic drugs will cost $10 for a 90-day supply.
The generic version of Merck’s osteoporosis drug Fosamax, which came out earlier this year, will cost $9 for a 30-day supply or $24 for a $90-day supply.
Generic drugs including tamoxifen for breast cancer and combo pill estrogen/methyltestosterone for menopause and hormone deficiency were added to a list of $9 women’s meds
will include Wal-Mart’s own versions of drugs including Zantac, Johnson & Johnson and Merck’s Pepcid and Schering-Plough’s Claritin, as well as women’s health products such as prenatal vitamins.
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