OT - So much for gov health care....

Started by Mr. X, May 05, 2008, 02:28 PM

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Wal-Mart Stores said Monday it will offer 90-day prescriptions of some generics for $10, add several women's medications at a discount and lower the prices of more than 1,000 over-the-counter medications to $4 or less.

The move marks the third phase of $4 prescription program, which began in 2006 and has saved customers more than $1 billion, Wal-Mart said.

With the expansion, the company began filling prescriptions Monday for up to 350 generic medications at $10 for a 90-day supply at Wal-Mart, Neighborhood Market and Sam's Club pharmacies in the U.S.

In addition, the company will add several women's medications to its list of prescriptions available for $9, including drugs to treat breast cancer and hormone deficiency.

For instance, alendronate, the generic version of osteoporosis medication Fosamax, will be added to the list. Company pharmacies will fill 30-day prescriptions of alendronate for $9 and a 90-day supply for $24 at a comparison of $54 and $102, respectively, that women previously paid for the same amounts, the company said.

Wal-Mart also will lower the prices of more than 1,000 over-the-counter medications to $4 or less in its pharmacies, company officials said. The over-the-counter medication price rollbacks represent about one-third of the retailer's over-the-counter medicines. Included in the program are generic versions of versions of Zantac, Pepcid and Claritin.

Since 2006, Wal-Mart's $4 generic drug program has expanded to every state, except North Dakota, where Wal-Mart has no in-store pharmacies. And many company competitors have followed the retailer's lead.

While stressing that the expansion was designed to help customers at a time of exorbitant health care costs and difficult economic times, Wal-Mart senior vice president John Agwunobi said the program has worked in everyone's favor.

"This is the time for us now to begin building capacity," he said. "It offers (customers') employers potential savings. It offers the customers significant savings. It also offers us the ability to add capacity to our pharmacies without adding people."

I bet Walmart is doing this far more efficiently and cheaper than any government agency ever could. Why throw billions at progressives to save a few thousand in drug costs to a minority of people. Walmart is stepping up and lowering drug costs to get people into their stores.

Maybe some of those nanny state progressives should wake up and realize that forcing everyone to pay for an inept and inefficient government system doesn't work.
Feminists - "Verbally beating men like dumb animals or ignoring them is all we know and its not working."


Industrial Walmart..... jobs going to China, Walmart does it cheaper because they land you the contract then tell you what they will pay for your services, if not the contract goes to China.  Funny thing about Americans is they complain about Mexican's then line up to shop at Walmart.

The Biscuit Queen

Yeah I know. Everyone is complaining about the cost of gas ruining the economy, and I laugh because it is outsourcing to China which has been sinking us for years.
he Biscuit Queen

There are always two extremes....the truth lies in the middle.

Cordell Walker

not to mention the money we borrow  from the chinese TBQ
"how can you kill women and children?"---private joker
"Easy, ya just dont lead em as much" ---Animal Mother

Cordell Walker

I firmly believe sam walton would puke if  he saw what  his lifes work  had become
"how can you kill women and children?"---private joker
"Easy, ya just dont lead em as much" ---Animal Mother

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