PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle here is the latest supermarket chain to roll out a 90-day generic drug program, with most prescriptions priced at $10.
The retailer added the 90-day component to its $4 for a 30-day-supply offering late last month, following similar announcements first by Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., and then by the Kroger Co., Cincinnati, earlier in the month. The Giant Eagle and Wal-Mart programs include over 400 medications, while Kroger's has 300. Numerous other supermarket chains, like Bashas', Chandler, Ariz., and U.S. chains owned by Brussels-based Delhaize Group, including Sweetbay Supermarkets, Hannaford Bros., Food Lion and Harveys Supermarkets, also have 90-day programs.
“We believe that this enhanced program, coupled with unique benefits such as earning popular fuelperks! rewards on non-state and non-federally funded prescriptions, ensures that Giant Eagle pharmacy customers continue to receive the best overall value for their purchases,” spokesman Dan Donovan told SN.
“Our expanded 90-day prescription for $10 is popular with customers,” said Kroger spokeswoman Meghan Glynn. “When we expanded the program here earlier [in May], we also increased the number of women's health medications that we now offer at a discount. Some of those include drugs that treat breast cancer, hormone replacement and osteoporosis, for example.”