WALMART 4$ PDF
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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See here for that statistic. We want to eliminate costs from the health care system. But they’re not a substitute for ensuring that people actually have health care coverage. 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.
Finally, these discount programs put yet more pressure on small independent pharmacies, many of whom are struggling to stay afloat.
If any readers know of more recent stats, please post in the comments. 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:.
And consider whether the store that’s offering the discount is doing more harm than good, on balance. In an article in the Houston ChroniclePaul Beahm, Wal-Mart’s senior vice president of general merchandise for pharmacy, said: We’re in business to make money, but we also know health care is one of the top three issues consumers think about.
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 workers.
WalMart isn’t the only chain store offering discount prescriptions on generics. That would be counted as 4 drugs when it’s really one.
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 it is. And it’s safe to say it’s not doing so to be charitable.
In an article in the Houston ChroniclePaul Beahm, Wal-Mart’s senior vice president of general merchandise for pharmacy, said:. The stores have an incentive to inflate the “number” of drugs that they offer discounts on, and they do this walmatr listing different dosages as separate drugs, and by including drugs that no one really uses any more.
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A list of the prescription drugs covered by the program can be found here. We don’t want to move costs around. These discount programs can save consumers money, particularly those without insurance, and can encourage people to use generics.
That fits with our everyday-low-price philosophy. 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 pill, and another for the 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg etc.
There’s a reason that the pharmacy is usually at the back of the walmarrt in stores like WalMart — they know that most consumers will probably buy something else while there to pick up a prescription. They voted for repeal, they got replaced. Also, some of the drugs on these discount program lists are drugs that are very rarely prescribed anymore.
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: To learn more about some of WalMart’s questionable practices and walmatr, visit walmartwatch.
Use these programs if they will save you money, but still shop walmaet, and be skeptical.