In September, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced a new drug plan that would offer 291 of the most commonly prescribed generic drugs for $4.00 for a 30 day supply. Originally the pilot program was only available in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, with plans to expand to more states during 2007. Customer response has been so overwhelming that Wal-mart has decided to expand the list to 314 generic prescription medications and to expand the target area to include 14 more states beginning this past Thursday, October 19th.
New states participating in the $4.00 plan include:
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- Glipizide 5 mg and 10 mg.
- Glyburide 2.5 mg and 5 mg.
- Glyburid MCR 3 mg. and 6 mg.
- Glimepiride 1 mg.
- Metformin 1,000 mg., 850 mg., 500 mg. and 500 mg. ER
Several high blood pressure medications will also be available including commonly prescribed ACE inhibitors; Captopril, Enalapril, and Lisinopril, and beta blockers such as Metoprolol and Propranolol.
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