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Old 09-21-2006   #1 (permalink)
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$4 generic drugs at Wal-Mart

Wal-mart will soon be offering 290 generic drugs for $4 for a one month supply. They will be starting in Florida and going nationwide. Another reson to shop Wal-mart. Blazing a trail for others to follow.
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Between that and their stellar post-Katrina performance for the Gulf area --
we may elect an entity, rather than a person, to the White House!
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WalMart is the Dr. Simi of the USA.
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Good. Stickin' to Big Pharma.

One big capitalist stickin' to another = irony?
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It may not be 290 different drugs. Many will be the same drug but a different dosage or strength. They are also after the other Drug stores customers that are set up on the medicare drug discounts. And....it helps bring in the customers to buy other stuff while they are there. CVS and othe drug stores stocks really to a hit in the stock market today.
It's great they are lowering the prices, but I would like to see the list of generics they are dropping before I get too excited.
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It may not be 290 different drugs. Many will be the same drug but a different dosage or strength. They are also after the other Drug stores customers that are set up on the medicare drug discounts. And....it helps bring in the customers to buy other stuff while they are there. CVS and othe drug stores stocks really to a hit in the stock market today.
It's great they are lowering the prices, but I would like to see the list of generics they are dropping before I get too excited.
It's definitely a marketing strategy similar to having a table set up at their stores to help people with the new medicare drug benefit paperwork. However, if they have a good selection of generics for that price, they will be getting our business.
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They'll get my business as well if they have my drugs for $4.
This could be awesome for those with no insurance. It will be the drugs that are usually $10-$30 monthly. This will happen in Florida soon, but won't reach the rest of the states until next year.
I don't know if any of you have tried Costco, but I have and they are the most reasonable in pricing their drugs. You do not have to be a member to use their pharmacy.
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My problem is that my migraine drug has yet to be released as a "generic" even though its been available in the pharmacy for over 13 years! How they have kept it from going generic is beyond me. They must be buying up the companies that want to produce it thus maintaining their patent.
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It sounds like Target may follow the same stategy. Good for the consumer. Now if we can get quick stop clinics in malls, it may force the health care delivery system to change. Theres no reason to deal with the clinic/hospital mafia for routine tests and screenings.
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