Wal-Mart expands low-priced drug program - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Wal-Mart expands low-priced drug program

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart announces it will offer 90-day prescriptions for $10 and lower the prices of more than 1,000 over-the-counter medications to $4 or less. The company says the offerings are the third phase of its $4 prescription program.

Beginning today, the world's largest retailer will begin filling prescriptions for up to 350 generic medications at $10 for a 90-day supply. The company said with the over-the-counter medication price rollbacks, about one-third of its over-the-counter medicines are now $4 or lower.

The $4 over-the-counter drugs include Wal-Mart's Equate versions of popular drugs, including Zantac, Pepcid and Claritin, and Wal-Mart's Spring Valley prenatal vitamins.

The company said it also added several women's medications to its list of prescriptions available for $9. The medications include alendronate, the generic version of osteoporosis medication Fosamax.


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