Wal-Mart Prescription Drugs

The world's biggest retailer is bringing its discount drug program to a store near you. Today, Wal-Mart announced Nevada customers can now get access to hundreds of prescription drugs for just 4 dollars each.

Starting immediately, from Alaska to New York, and here in Reno customers can get four-dollar prescriptions on more than three hundred generic medications.

The price is available in select stores only for up to a 30-day supply at commonly prescribed dosages. The list includes generic medications for blood pressure, high cholestorol, diabetes, allergies, even antibiotics.

Insurance plans will be accepted and the discount drug program also helps the uninsured. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, more than 435,000 Nevadans are uninsured.

Wal-Mart estimates it'll also save the state's Medicaid program hundreds of thousands of dollars. The company says it's a win-win situation for everybody.

Wal-Mart first launched the program in Florida, last month, and extended it to another fourteen states today including its Sam's Club stores.

Other major drug chain stores, like CVS and Walgreens, say they have no plans to do the same because they already offer low cost drugs.


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