Low-Cost Drugs at Wal-Mart

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Texas is among 14 states where Wal-Mart today will announce that it is expanding a program that offers four dollar prescriptions for some generic drugs.

Wal-Mart started the low-cost program two weeks ago in Florida.

Wal-Mart said Wednesday it would call news conferences in states from Vermont to Alaska but would only say they're about "a major new initiative" for consumers.

One state official familiar with the expansion, who declined to be named because the topic is supposed to be kept confidential, confirmed the announcements would be about four dollar generics coming to those states.

Wal-Mart launched the program in what it called an effort to save working Americans money on health care. Critics says it was a stunt to draw in business and a grab for a bigger share of the drug business.


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