The Press Release:
Their 176 stores are in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan
Leading Antibiotics are now FREE at your Meijer Pharmacy - No Strings Attached!
"Rising health care costs are having a dramatic impact on families across the country, especially here in the Midwest. Our free antibiotic program is the next step Meijer is taking to lead the industry toward improving the health of our customers. It is all about delivering higher standards."
-Mark Murray, Meijer president
Mark Murray, President of Meijer, speaks Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, during a news conference at their Southfield, Mich., location. Murray announced a new prescription drug program in which any customer, regardless of insurance or co-pay, can take prescriptions for certain antibiotics to any of their 176 stores and have them filled for free. Included are Amoxicillin, Cephalexin, SMZ-TMP, Ciprofloxacin, Penicillin VK, Ampicillin and Erthromycin. There is no card required, no membership, no special forms to fill out and no fees.
The program covers leading, oral generic antibiotics with a special focus on the prescriptions most often filled for children. The following are FREE with your doctor's prescription, regardless of insurance or co-pay:
Prescription must be picked up at store in person. Maximum 14 day supply at normal dosage. List may be subject to change. Not valid with any other offer.
What the Experts Say...National health experts say that 40 percent of children who see a physician leave with a prescription. 'When appropriately prescribed, antibiotics are the leading tools to treat sick kids," said Dr. Herman Gray, fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics and president, Children's Hospital of Michigan.
Also in the official press release it basically states that if you have insurance, they'll except what hte insurance pays - you don't pay the copay. If you don't have insurance, you still pay nothing.