Thursday, October 19, 2006
Walmart Accelerates Expansion of its $4 Generic Drug Program
Earlier this month in Tampa, Florida, Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies began selling a thirty day supply of about 300 types of generic drugs for $4.00 whether or not the patient is insured. Walmart indicated at the time that it planned to expand the program to all of Florida at the end of the year and beyond Florida in 2007. Walmart almost immediately changed gears and opened the program to all of Florida. Today it announced the immediate expansion of the program to 14 additional states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas and Vermont.