SUPERMARKET OFFERING POPULAR Rx ANTIBIOTICS FOR FREE

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0, 0

Publix Super Markets is now offering a free prescriptiondrug program involving 7 oral antibiotics at the chain?s 684pharmacies in 5 states. These antibiotics account for nearly50% of the generic pediatric prescriptions at Publix.

The prescription antibiotics available under the programare amoxicillin, cephalexin, sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim,ciprofloxacin (excluding ciprofloxacin XR), penicillinVK, ampicillin, and erythromycin (excluding Ery-Tab).

The drug program provides the free antibiotics topatients regardless of their prescription-drug provider.Patients can receive up to a 14-day supply of the freeantibiotics after providing the pharmacy with their prescription.Publix is not limiting the number of prescriptionspatients can fill for free.

?With health care and prescription costs on the rise, ourfree prescription-drug program will reinforce our commitmentto the total health and wellness of our customersand their families,? said Dwaine Stevens, Publix media andcommunity relations manager.