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Last updated 11:57AM ET
March 6, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Grocery Chain Offers Free Antibiotics
(2007-08-06)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Seven popular antibiotics will be available for free from Publix supermarkets, even if patients have health insurance to pay for them.

Fourteen-day supplies of the seven drugs, among the most commonly prescribed, will be available at all 684 of the chain's pharmacies in five states, including Alabama. Publix said it is not limiting the number of prescriptions that customers may fill for free.

The prescription antibiotics available under the program include amoxicillin and penicillin VK.

Wal-Mart, Kmart and other retailers already offer discounted drug programs. But Publix officials say the company is the first large regional chain to offer certain drugs at no cost.

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