Wal-Mart Expands Drugs in Generics Program

Wal-Mart Stores yesterday said it would expand its $4 generic prescription drug program in what it calls a “phase two.”

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here yesterday said it would expand its $4 generic prescription drug program in what it calls a “phase two.” More medicines covering more categories have been added, including drugs for glaucoma, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), fungal infections and acne. Fertility and prescription birth control will also be included at $9, compared to national average prices ranging from $24 to $30 per month, the company said. The retailer also said there will be faster savings on new-to-market generics. For example, one month ago the antifungal Lamisil had an average price of $337.26. The generic equivalent, terbinafine, is now available for $4 for a commonly dispensed quantity up to a 30-day supply.

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