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Walmart Expands Access to Affordable Prescriptions Nationwide

Thursday, September 17, 2009 General News J E 4
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- While the debate over health care reform continues, Walmart remains committed to doing its part to reduce the cost of health care for everyone. Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced today it is expanding its prescription mail delivery program nationwide, making it easier to receive prescriptions regardless of whether or not customers live close to a pharmacy. From Cromberg, California, to Rockleigh, New Jersey, Americans can order, with a valid prescription, a 90-day supply of eligible prescriptions for only $10* and receive them via free mail delivery, simply by calling 1-800-2REFILL or visiting walmart.com/pharmacy. Additionally, Walmart's free mail delivery program has no gimmicks, no memberships and no enrollment fees.



"Walmart's $4 generic drug program has helped so many patients afford their medication needs, but unfortunately we've found there are still too many patients unable to take advantage of our low prices because they are home-bound or live too far from a Walmart or Sam's Club pharmacy," said Dr. John Agwunobi, president of Walmart's health and wellness division. "With this program, we're able to provide consumers in every rural town or big city across America with more affordable prescription medicines through a convenient, free mail delivery system."



In addition to approximately 300 generic prescriptions for $10 each, Walmart's mail service provides access to more than 3,000 other affordable brand and generic prescriptions with free mail delivery.



"Our $10 mail delivery prescription program is a true reflection of Walmart's commitment to drive unnecessary costs out of the health care system so Americans can live healthier, better lives," said Dr. Agwunobi.



For more 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.



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 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 Walmart
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