Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fighting Health Care Costs: 90-Day Prescriptions at Wal-Mart for Only $10 With Free Mail Delivery

BENTONVILLE, Ark., August 18, 2009Following a successful May pilot launch in Michigan Walmart announced that throughout states in the Midwest and Northeast, it is offering its most recent program to drive costs out of health care: a 90-day supply of approximately 300 generic prescriptions, each for $10 via free mail delivery.

From rural communities like Aroostook County, Maine, and Devils Lake, North Dakota, to metro cities such as New York City and Washington, D.C., residents in 22 states and the District will be able to take advantage of this affordable pharmacy program from Walmart by calling 1-800-2REFILL. Additionally, Walmart’s free mail delivery program has no gimmicks, no memberships and no enrollment fees. This announcement signals Walmart’s commitment to help customers save money on prescriptions regardless of whether or not they live close to a Walmart pharmacy location.

Originally posted at Carpe Diem.

3 Comments:

At 8/19/2009 4:57 PM, Anonymous gettingrational said...

I wonder what would happen if Wal-Mart negociated with drug companies for non-generic drugs? Would they have a chance or is this not legal?

The only way for small drug stores in rural communities to compete with Wal-Mart is to have regional co-ops of many drug stores offering a similiar service. The face-to-face meeting with the local pharmacist combined with a regional drug-store co-op seems consumer friendly and competitive.

 
At 8/20/2009 5:00 AM, Blogger OA said...

What happened to all the Walmart bashing that used to go on? Even Hilary got in on the act although she had once served on the Board.

I guess it was all just political theater like the China bashing.

 
At 8/20/2009 9:51 AM, Anonymous gettingrational said...

Wal-Mart does some things right and many things wrong as discussed before and probably well into the future.

 

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