Publix launches discounts on prescriptions

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Publix launches discounts on prescriptions

By Gina Acosta - 01/17/2018

Publix is offering a new prescription drug program designed to generate traffic at stores.

The Florida-based grocery chain unveiled a new program that provides pharmacy customers with up to a 90-day supply of certain generic medications for $7.50. The program includes some of the most commonly prescribed medications used to treat a variety of conditions.

“Our founder, George Jenkins, taught us to take care of people and our communities, and making needed medications more affordable provides us this opportunity,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations. “Healthcare costs continue to rise, so sometimes people have a hard time filling their prescriptions as regularly as they should. We believe this low price will help encourage customers to follow their doctor’s orders, so they can experience better health outcomes.”

The price is the same regardless of patient insurance coverage. Publix Pharmacy says it believes that by providing price transparency on medications, patients can anticipate out-of-pocket costs, making them more inclined to take their medications as prescribed. A lack of adherence to prescription medication therapy often results in worsening conditions and potential hospital re-admissions.

Twenty-nine generic medications with a total of 85 dosage options are available through the program. They include highly-prescribed treatments for

  • heart health/cardiovascular
  • diabetes
  • cholesterol
  • mental health
  • seizure disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • osteoporosis
  • gout
  • arthritis/pain
  • gastrointestinal issues
  • asthma and allergies
  • men’s health and
  • women’s health.

A full list of included medications and dosages is available at www.publix.com/medslist.