Sam’s Club provides greater savings on generic drugs

April 7, 2015

Sam’s Club is offering greater discounts and some free generic medications with an expanded prescription program for its Plus and Business Plus members.

 

Sam’s Club is offering greater discounts and some free generic medications with an expanded prescription program for its Plus and Business Plus members, according to a company statement.

Its Plus members will be able to receive five generic prescriptions at specified quantities for free in 35 states. These include donepezil (30 tablets), vitamin D 50,000 IU (four caps), pioglitazone (30 tablets), finasteride (30 tablets), and escitalopram (30 tablets). Sam’s Club is also offering approximately 200 generic prescriptions for $4 and more than 400 generic prescriptions for $10 in all its pharmacies.

“Sam’s Club is always looking for ways to help improve the health of our communities and provide exceptional value to our members,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. “That’s why we created an extensive list of prescriptions to offer at substantial savings to our Plus and Business Plus members, especially those who are under or uninsured.”

The free medicines are not available in California, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Massachussetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

Discounted prescription programs were introduced almost 10 years ago by Walmart, the parent company of Sam’s Club. Now many of the drug store chains and mass merchandiser pharmacies also offer prescription savings programs.

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