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Free Prescription Drugs At Supermarket Pharmacies - Publix, Meijer, Shoprite And Others

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 4:36 PM
From Kiplingers:
Several supermarket pharmacies offer antibiotics, prenatal vitamins and diabetic medications at no cost. Customers usually just have to show their prescriptions to get them filled without paying. No insurance claims need to be filed.

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Do you know of other supermarkets that have similar programs?
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Ken TuminKen Tumin5,469 posts since
Nov 29, 2009
Rep Points: 125,077
1. Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 8:47 PM
Many of these are not available to those that use Part D. 
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Ally6770Ally6770914 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
Rep Points: 2,658
2. Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 10:15 PM
The sad part about a lot of these discounts as I have personally discovered is that even when your Part D doesn't pay anything towards a drug and you have to pay the cash price, they will still refuse you any discount with these coupons available on the internet.  I have have run-ins with two of my local pharmacies about this practice.  If I am paying cash, I am "not" using Part D so the discount should be allowed.  Before anyone gets excited about receiving these discounts, you might want to call ahead and find out if you qualify for them.
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paoli2paoli21,372 posts since
Aug 10, 2011
Rep Points: 6,011
3. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 6:26 AM
We can thank the insurance lobbyists for this rule I was told. It cuts into their profits. 
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Ally6770Ally6770914 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
Rep Points: 2,658
4. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 7:19 AM
You can also "unthank" your politicians in Washington who think more of what "they" can get from the lobbyists than what their constiuents "can't" get!  They don't have to knuckle down to the lobbyists.  They are supposed to be working for what is best for us.  That will be the day!
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paoli2paoli21,372 posts since
Aug 10, 2011
Rep Points: 6,011
5. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 7:33 AM
We no longer have free trade capitalism, we have crony capitalism.
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Ally6770Ally6770914 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
Rep Points: 2,658
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