PHARMACIES PRESCRIBE GIVEAWAYS

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Intense competition for pharmacy business here is driving supermarket pharmacies to offer incentives like free Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Kleenex to customers who transfer or fill a new prescription.One food chain here, Bi-Lo, even offered a ham to each customer who took out a new prescription last Thanksgiving.In addition to Bi-Lo, which has about 20 stores in the Chattanooga area,

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Intense competition for pharmacy business here is driving supermarket pharmacies to offer incentives like free Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Kleenex to customers who transfer or fill a new prescription.

One food chain here, Bi-Lo, even offered a ham to each customer who took out a new prescription last Thanksgiving.

In addition to Bi-Lo, which has about 20 stores in the Chattanooga area, the city best known for its train is also served by other grocery/pharmacy co

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