Wal-Mart expands $4 generic program

September 28, 2007

Wal-Mart expands its $4 generic plan to include more generics and adds birth control Rxs for $9.

Wal-Mart announced that it is expanding its $4 generic prescription drug program to include more generic drugs and will also offer discounted birth control pills. According to the company's estimates, which cannot be verified, the year-old program has saved its customers more than $600 million and the program now constitutes 40% of Wal-Mart's pharmacy volume. For the first time, Wal-Mart will include fertility and prescription birth control drugs Ortho Cyclen and Ortho Tri-Cyclen, and Clomiphene, which will be sold at $9 per prescription. The program added 14 new medications, bringing the total to 157, including timolol maleate and the newly approved