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Wal-Mart's $4 Generic Prescription Program Comes To East Texas

  A major announcement today: starting immediately, Wal-mart stores in East Texas will offer more than 300 generic prescription drugs for only four dollars.   The initiative was launched in Florida last month and now it's gone to 15 states, including Texas.   The program is expected to eventually expand to all 3,900 Wal-mart locations coast to coast.  
  At 10:00 a.m. this morning the program started in East Texas. In Tyler, pharmacists at the Highway 64 Wal-mart Supercenter say they're getting ready for big crowds because of the big savings.  
  "We expect our prescription volume to go up of course and we are going to try to give everyone the best service that we can," said Rod Gunter, Pharmacy Manager. "We would ask that everyone try to be patient as we change through this phase."  
  To give you an idea on how much you can save KLTV compared the costs of some drugs. The price for a generic Penicillin was $18.00. The blood pressure medication was $12.00, and a generic form of Prozac used to cost $20.00. All of these drugs, for a 30 day supply, will now be $4.00.   Wal-mart pharmacists say some generic drugs used to cost up to $60.00. Now, Target has told KLTV 7 it will match Wal-mart's prices in every state, so you'll expect more savings some time soon.   If you would like to see a complete list of the $4 generic drugs go to our homepage and click on the Know More on 7 link. Then go to Wal-mart's $4 Generic Prescription Program.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com


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