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Albertson's LLC Launches $4.99 Prescription Discount Program Covering Over 500 Generic Drugs

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 General News J E 4
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BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 1 Albertson's LLC announced its newAlbertsons Rx-tra Savings prescription discount program today, which willprovide member households with discounts on all generic and brand namemedications -- including up to a 30-day supply of over 500 generic drugs foronly $4.99. The membership-based program will be offered in all of thecompany's in-store pharmacies.

Albertsons Rx-tra Savings program includes generic alternatives for someof the most commonly prescribed drugs used to treat disease states such asdiabetes, asthma, depression, heart disease, thyroid and other healthproblems. Membership in the program is a one-time $10 fee which covers allmembers of the household -- with no restrictions on number of participants orprescriptions. And for a limited time, shoppers who register for the programwill receive a $10 Albertsons gift certificate. People interested in joiningAlbertsons Rx-tra Savings can do so at any Albertsons pharmacy.

"We're thrilled to bring this program to Albertsons stores as a low-costalternative for our pharmacy patients -- with our knowledgeable team of healthexperts to administer them in every store," explains Raymond McCall, VicePresident of Pharmacy Operations for Albertson's LLC. "With over 500prescription medications on our $4.99 formulary and additional discounts onmany other medications, it's our hope that this program will benefit those whoneed it the most."

With the onset of the Albertsons Rx-tra Savings program, Albertsonspharmacies will discontinue its "Meet or Beat" prescription pricing program.

Albertson's LLC is working to become the favorite food and drug retailerin every market it serves. The company is privately owned and operates over250 stores under the Albertsons banner in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado,Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas.

SOURCE Albertson's LLC
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