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Walmart offers Medications at $4 a Pop



Many people still don’t know this money saving secret, but Walmart is offering prescription drugs at what appears to be an unbeatable price. For as low as $4, Walmart shoppers can fill prescriptions for many generic drugs or $10 for a 90-day supply at commonly prescribed dosages. The program is also available to those who don’t have affordable health insurance from companies such as Humana and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Walmart’s Prescription Program is available at all Walmart, Sam’s Club and Neighborhood Market pharmacies in the United States except in North Dakota. This program is helping people cutback on their medical expenses tremendously. Walmart says it has already saved customers over $1 billion.The program is particularly appealing for low income Americans who often have to trim their grocery list and other living expenses in order to have enough money to purchase medications. The retail giant is accepting health insurance plans, and uninsured shoppers can also fill prescriptions at the pharmacy.

“At that cost I can scrounge up the change from my kids piggy bank if I needed to,” said Christine Castro, a full-time secretary in Miami who recently learned about Walmart’s prescription program. Christine was paying a steep $80 for high blood pressure pills from Navarro Pharmacies every month. She said even though it was a financial burden having the pills was a matter of life and death. “At $4 I am willing to wait in line at Walmart for hours. It really is worth the savings,” said Christine.

The generic medicines represented are used to treat and manage conditions including high blood pressure, allergies, cholesterol, and diabetes; Some antibiotics, antidepressants, antipsychotics and prescription vitamins are also included. If you are interested in saving money of generic drugs, you should ask your doctor if one is available for you. Family health insurance, individual health coverage and all other types of health insurance plans

Some may be wondering if generic drugs are less safe than brand name drugs. Not to worry; generic drugs are only cheaper because the manufacturers have not had the expenses of developing and marketing a new drug because they are essentially identical to the original brand-name drugs that require massive R & D efforts to formulate and test.

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