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Stop & Shop Supermarket Announces Free Antibiotic Prescription Program

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 General News J E 4
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Stop & Shop pharmacies focus on helping consumers during difficult economic times



QUINCY, Mass., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when the health of many families are affected by a difficult economy, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, in a major consumer wellness initiative, is launching a free prescription program covering 36 generic antibiotics in nine basic categories. The program will run from January 2-March 21,

2009, at all Stop & Shop pharmacies.



"Stop & Shop pharmacies are committed to improving the health and wellness in our communities during the winter season when families are susceptible to coughs, and certain cold-related and bacteria-borne illnesses," explained Andrea Astrachan, consumer advisor for Stop & Shop. "As the provider of fresh, wholesome foods that help our customers stay healthy, we feel it is equally important to offer these free antibiotics to fight illness," she said.



In recent months Stop & Shop has held Affordable Food Summits, offered customers Real Deal savings and expanded its line of corporate brand products against the backdrop of a difficult economy. This new wellness initiative is all about access - to the prescriptions families need from a company that cares about the health and wellness of the communities it serves



"Free antibiotics is the latest good news our pharmacies are offering the public," Ms. Astrachan said. "We also offer up to a 90 day supply on over 350 commonly prescribed generic drugs for only $9.99."



Stop & Shop is supporting the program with television advertising, physician outreach, in-store communication and an expanded web presence. For additional information along with a list of the antibiotics included in this program go to www.stopandshop.com/antibiotics



About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, based in Quincy, Massachusetts, employs more than 59,000 associates and operates stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and New Jersey.





SOURCE Stop & Shop Supermarket Company
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