25 Jul With the Walmart Rx Program, you can get select generic Doxazosin (1 mg, 2 mg, 4 mg and 8mg tablets), $9, $24, high blood pressure. This is the list of medications that you can get for $4 dollars at Wal-Mart. This isn’t the only store to sell meds for $4 without insurance, but it is the first one with a. Prepackaged drugs are covered only in unit sizes specified on Drug List. See Program Details or your Walmart Pharmacist for details. $4, day. $4, day.
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Also, WalMart’s claim that this is not a loss-leader a product sold at or below cost to bring people into the store is a bit disingenous, given that, according to the article mentioned above in The Tennessean:.
If WalMart was serious about “eliminating costs from the health care system,” they’d make their health insurance more affordable and available to their own walmar.
These discount programs can save consumers money, particularly those without insurance, and can encourage people to use generics. A list of the prescription drugs covered by the program can be found here.
That would be counted as 4 drugs when it’s really one. In an article in the Houston ChroniclePaul Beahm, Wal-Mart’s senior vice president of general merchandise for pharmacy, said:. And it’s safe to say it’s not doing so to be charitable.
Wqlmart an article in the Houston ChroniclePaul Beahm, Wal-Mart’s senior vice president of general merchandise for pharmacy, said: It doesn’t affect the usefulness of the discount if you can take advantage of it, but it’s a bit deceptive as it makes the program seem larger than wqlmart is.
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Finally, these discount programs put yet more pressure on small independent pharmacies, many of whom are struggling to stay afloat. Use these programs if they will save you money, but still shop around, and be skeptical.
To learn more about some of WalMart’s questionable practices and policies, visit walmartwatch. But they’re not a substitute for ensuring that people actually have health care coverage. There’s a reason that the pharmacy is usually at the back of the store in stores like WalMart — they know that most consumers will probably buy something else while there to pick up a prescription.
You might pay a bit more at your local independent pharmacy but you might not – you can always see if your local independent pharmacist can match the Chain’s discount price or come close But often those independents offer more personalized service, and by shopping there, you’ll be keeping your money in your community. We’re in business to make money, but we also know health care is one of the top three issues consumers think about.
See here for that statistic.
One thing to keep in mind about all of these programs is that the numbers of generic drugs supposedly covered can seem much higher than it really is – for instance, one drug at different dosages might be listed 4 or 5 times — one for the, say, 10 mg awlmart, and another for the 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg etc.
They voted for repeal, they got replaced.
The stores have an incentive to inflate the “number” of drugs that they offer discounts on, and they do this by listing different dosages as separate drugs, and by including drugs that no one really uses any more. That fits with our everyday-low-price philosophy. If any readers know of more recent stats, please post in the comments.
WalMart expands discount generics program — $10 for 90-day supply – but buyer beware
Also, WalMart’s claim that this is not a loss-leader a product sold at or below cost to bring people into the store is waljart bit disingenous, given that, according to the article mentioned above in The Tennessean: We don’t want to move costs around. And consider whether the store that’s offering the discount is doing more harm than good, on balance. WalMart isn’t the only chain store offering discount prescriptions on generics. We want to eliminate costs from the health care system.
Also, some of the drugs on these discount program lists are drugs that walmqrt very rarely prescribed anymore.