KMART PHARMACY EXPANDS $15 GENERIC DRUG DISCOUNT PROGRAM
Twenty-two prescription medicines have been added to the Kmart Pharmacy discount program that offers a 90-day supply of generic drugs for a flat rate of $15, Sears Holdings announced.
The expansion adds treatments for pain, depression, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism and high cholesterol to the program, increasing the total number of prescriptions to 225, the company said.
The most notable addition to the program is simvastatin, a generic version of Merck's blockbuster cholesterol-lowering drug, Zocor.
The program, launched in May 2006, provides a three-month supply of covered generic drugs for $15, regardless of the prescribed daily dosage, the company said.
Both Wal-Mart and Target have similar discount programs that offer a 30-day supply of prescription generic drugs for $4.
The Kmart discount drug program is available in 1,100 pharmacies nationwide.