Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Safeway Offers Cheap Drugs

The free market continues to bring benefits to consumers:
Safeway Joins Rivals In Adding $4 Generic Prescription Drugs

Safeway will begin offering $4 prescriptions on hundreds of generic drugs today at stores in the eastern United States, a spokesman said, following in the footsteps of the program popularized by Wal-Mart two years ago.

The list of $4 drugs includes the antibiotic amoxicillin, blood pressure medication atenolol and levothyroxine for thyroid disease.

...Safeway's move comes after Wal-Mart rattled the retail industry when it launched its $4 prescriptions in 2006.