Friday, September 22, 2006

Walmart Making Healthcare Affordable

AP via Yahoo News:
Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, plans to slash the prices of almost 300 generic prescription drugs, offering a big lure for bargain-seeking customers and presenting a challenge to competing pharmacy chains and makers of generic drugs.

The drugs will be sold for as little as $4 for a month's supply and include some of the most commonly prescribed medicines such as Metformin, a popular generic drug used to treat diabetes, and the high blood pressure medicine Lisinopril.
This has to be wonderful news for fixed and lower income individuals and families. What an excellent service Walmart is offering the public. Walmart's efficiencies and smart labor practices no doubt contribute to their ability to offer these badly needed pharmaceuticals at very affordable prices.

h/t: Scrooge