Walmart Mail Delivery Prescription Program Broadens Access to Affordable Prescriptions in 22...

Walmart Mail Delivery Prescription Program Broadens Access to Affordable Prescriptions in 22 States and Washington D.C.

Retailer offers a 90-day prescription supply for $10 via free mail delivery across Midwest and Northeast


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    BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 18
/PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Following a successful May pilot launch in
Michigan, Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced today that throughout states in the
Midwest and Northeast, it is offering its most recent program to drive costs
out of health care: a 90-day supply of approximately 300 generic prescriptions,
each for $10* via free mail delivery. From rural communities like Aroostook
County, Maine, and Devils Lake, North Dakota, to metro cities such as New York
City and Washington, D.C., residents in 22 states and the District will be able
to take advantage of this affordable pharmacy program from Walmart by calling
1-800-2REFILL. Additionally, Walmart’s free mail delivery program has no
gimmicks, no memberships and no enrollment fees. This announcement signals
Walmart’s commitment to help customers save money on prescriptions regardless
of whether or not they live close to a Walmart pharmacy location.

    “Americans deserve access to quality,
affordable health care and medications, yet some families today aren’t filling
prescriptions because of high costs or lack of health insurance,” said Dr.
John Agwunobi, senior vice president and president of Walmart’s health and
wellness division. “Walmart strives to find innovative new pharmacy
solutions that better serve all of our customers’ needs, which is why we’re so
excited to offer this program to even more Americans. With this program, we’re
able to provide our customers in every rural town or big city across the
Midwest and Northeast with more affordable prescription medicines through a
convenient, free mail delivery system.”

   

    Residents in these states are able to take
advantage of this offering:

 

   
– Connecticut      – Delaware         
Illinois         – Indiana

    – Iowa             – Kentucky   
      
– Maine            – Maryland

    – Massachusetts    – Minnesota        
New Hampshire    – New Jersey

    – New York         – North Dakota**   
– Ohio             – Pennsylvania

    – Rhode Island     – Tennessee        
Vermont          – Virginia

    – Washington DC    – West Virginia    
Wisconsin

 

    In addition to approximately 300 generic
prescriptions for $10 each, Walmart’s free mail delivery program provides
access to more than 3,000 other affordable brand and generic prescriptions, making
it convenient for customers to fill all their prescriptions via one simple and
affordable program, especially if they don’t live near a Walmart store or Sam’s
Club pharmacy.

    This latest initiative builds on the
successful $4 prescription program which to date has saved customers more than
$2 billion on their prescriptions since it begin in September 2006. The company
expects this savings number to continue to grow with the addition of this
program.

 

    For further information on the program, customers
can call 1-800-2REFILL or visit Walmart.com/pharmacy.

 

    * For a complete list of eligible
prescriptions please visit Walmart.com/pharmacy.

    ** Walmart, Sam’s Club and Neighborhood
Markets do not operate retail pharmacies in North Dakota.

 

    About Walmart

    Every week, millions of customers visit
Walmart stores, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Club locations across America
or log on to its online store at www.walmart.com. The company and its
Foundation are committed to a philosophy of giving back locally. Walmart (NYSE:
WMT) is proud to support the causes that are important to customers and
associates right in their own neighborhoods, and last year gave more than $378
million to local communities in the United States. More information about Walmart
can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com.

 

SOURCE  Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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08/18/2009

    /CONTACT: 
Christi Gallagher of Walmart, 1-800-331-0085/

Walmart Mail Delivery Prescription Program Broadens Access to Affordable Prescriptions in 22 States and Washington D.C.