Wegmans, Others Warned About Free Antibiotics

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has alerted supermarket pharmacies about free antibiotic giveaways as an unhealthy promotional gimmick.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Infectious Diseases Society of America has alerted supermarket pharmacies about free antibiotic giveaways as an unhealthy promotional gimmick.

“If grocery stores want to help customers’ save money during cold-and-flu season, they should offer free influenza vaccinations instead,” IDSA advised in a press statement. ISDA noted that Giant Food, Stop & Shop and Wegmans Food Markets recently began to offer free antibiotics at their pharmacies.

“Most

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