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Following a successful May pilot launch in Michigan, Walmart plans to offer a 90-day supply of about 300 generic prescriptions, each for $10 by free mail delivery, throughout the Midwest and Northeast. Residents in 22 states and the District of Columbia will be able to take advantage of the affordable pharmacy program by calling 1-800-2REFILL.
Additionally, the Walmart program requires no memberships or enrollment fees, the company noted.
“Americans deserve access to quality, affordable health care and medications, yet some families today aren’t filling prescriptions because of high costs or lack of health insurance,” said Dr. John Agwunobi, SVP and president of the Bentonville, Ark.-based mega-retailer’s health and wellness division. “With this program, we’re able to provide our customers in every rural town or big city across the Midwest and Northeast with more affordable prescription medicines through a convenient, free mail delivery system.”
States covered by the program are Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
As well as the medications available for $10 (consumers can visit Walmart.com/pharmacy for a complete list of eligible prescriptions), the program provides access to over 3,000 other affordable brand and generic prescriptions, making it easier for customers to fill all of their prescriptions, especially if they don’t live near a Walmart or Sam’s Club pharmacy.
This latest initiative builds on Walmart’s $4 prescription program, which the company said has saved customers more than $2 billion so far on their prescriptions since it began in September 2006.