A giant retailer will be using its clout to push down generic drug prices in Florida.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ark., said it will be starting a generic drug discount program by offering a 30-day supply of 291 generic drugs for $4 per prescription.
Wal-Mart will start by offering the program for in-store customers only at 65 company pharmacies in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area, the company says.
The program will expand to include all Wal-Mart stores in Florida in January 2007, the company says.
The program includes the company’s Neighborhood Market and Sam’s Club pharmacies as well as Wal-Mart pharmacies.