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Deals on generic drugs at pharmacies

March 16, 2009|Francesca Lunzer Kritz

The most common pharmacy deal these days is a 30-day, or slightly higher 90-day, price for hundreds of generic drugs. But the offer doesn't cover all generics each pharmacy sells. So check your pharmacy's website to see whether your drug is on the list, or ask your doctor whether an included generic can be substituted. Here's a rundown of what various pharmacies are offering.

-- Francesca Lunzer Kritz

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CVS

www.cvs.com

(888) -607-4287

(800) 746-7287

90-day supply only: $9.99 (must sign up for $10 Health Savings Pass).

Sign up for ExtraCare Card, which offers 1 Extra Buck (for use at CVS) for every two prescriptions purchased. In addition to generics savings, Health Savings Pass offers a 10% discount at CVS' Minute (medical) Clinics.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 42 words Type of Material: Correction
Pharmacy deals: In a chart in Monday's Health section comparing generic drug costs at retail chains, pharmacy-card pricing information for two chains was transposed. Rite Aid offers a free card; Walgreens' card costs $20 for an individual and $35 for a family.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Monday, March 23, 2009 Home Edition Health Part E Page 5 Features Desk 1 inches; 40 words Type of Material: Correction
Pharmacy deals: In a March 16 chart comparing generic drug costs at retail chains, pharmacy-card pricing information for two chains was transposed. Rite Aid offers a free card; Walgreens' card costs $20 for an individual and $35 for a family.

RiteAid

www.riteaid.com

(800) 748-3243

$8.99 for 30-day supply; $15.99 for 90-day supply, requires sign-up for free RX Savings Card.

RX Savings Card Pass holders save 20% on brand and generic prescriptions not included in RX Savings Pass Card and 10% on Rite Aid brand products.

Walgreens

www.walgreens.com

(800) 925-4733

Walgreens Prescription Savings Club: 90-day supply only, $12.

Savings Club membership is free; additional club discounts include 10% off photo-finishing and other Walgreens products.

Target

www.target.com

(800) 440-0680

30-day supply: $4; 90-day supply: $10

Consumers who use a Target credit, Visa or check card for 10 prescription purchases get a 10% store discount at the store on many items.

Wal-Mart

www.walmart.com

(800) 925-6278N/A

30-day supply: $4; 90-day supply: $10

Walmart Wal-Mart also offers some nonprescription drugs at $4 per package, which can be a 50% or more savings compared with to some brand and prescription drugs at other stores. Compare per-dose prices of Wal-Mart's Relion prescription drugs with products you buy now to determine savings.

Kmart

www.kmart.com

(866) 562-7848

Enrollment (free) required to get 3-month supply at $10 or $15, determined by drug chosen.

Members of Kmart's 90-day generics program features also get certain cough, cold and infection prescriptions-- such as penicillin -- for $5 per prescription. Also, with each prescription, consumers can buy certain over-the-counter OTC products for $1. (From home page click "pharmacy," then click "$1 Rewards.") on the left.).

Vons, Pavillions

www.vons.com

(866) 221-4141

(877) 723-3929

Store pharmacies will match competitors' prices for 300 generic drugs.

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Ralph's, Kroger, Food4Less

www.kroger.com

(877) 723-3929

(866) 221-4141

30-day supply: $4; 90-day supply: $10

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* Only some generics are available at the discount price; not all pharmacies include the same generics in their savings plans.

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