Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Safeway to offer free antibiotics in mid-Atlantic stores

I'm pretty sure the Canadian Safeway pharmacies are not following suit, but I still thought this was an interesting story.

From the Baltimore (MD) Business Journal:
Safeway Inc. said Monday that it will offer free prescription antibiotics at its pharmacies in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and Virginia, through March 31.

Under the program, customers of Safeway (NYSE: SWY) can bring in a prescription for selected antibiotics and receive a 14-day supply of generic medication at no cost. Amoxicillin, used to treat bacterial infections, the blood pressure medication atenolol and penicillin are among the free generic drugs offered. ...more

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