Never Underestimate the Power of the Market
Last month, Kmart began offering a 90-day supply of generic drugs for $15, and that program now includes more than 300 drugs.
Today, Publix supermarket chain announced it will make seven common prescription antibiotics (amoxicillin, cephalexin, penicillin VK, erythromycin, sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, ampicillin and ciprofoxacin) available for free, joining other major retailers in trying to lure customers to their stores with cheap medications.
The oral antibiotics, representing the most commonly filled at the chain's pharmacies, will be available at no cost to anyone with a prescription as often as they need them. Fourteen-day supplies of the seven drugs will be available at all 684 of the chain's pharmacies in five Southern states.