SOURCE: Osceola News-Gazette
Publix Pharmacy recently filled its 100 millionth free prescription as part of its free medication program.
“We are proud to provide a service that helps our customers afford their medications,” said Publix Vice President of Pharmacy Dain Rusk. “As the cost of healthcare continues to rise, this program has become even more important to our customers and our communities. Too often, high prescription costs prevent people from taking medication as prescribed. When medications are free or available at a greatly reduced cost, that barrier is lifted, and our customers can get the care they need.”
The free medication program began in 2007. It includes 14-day supplies of four oral antibiotics, as well as 90-day supplies of maintenance medications used to treat high blood pressure and diabetes. Customers simply need to provide their Publix pharmacist with a prescription for medications covered in the program, and it will be filled for free.