MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Several prescription medications that were once free under Publix’s free prescription program will no longer be free of charge.
According to a West Orlando News report on Sunday, “Orlando area Publix Super Markets are distributing warnings to customers that the company’s free prescription medication program is ending June 1st.”
As a result, some prescription medications used to treat illnesses like high blood pressure, heart failure and diabetes that were once covered under Publix’s program will no longer be offered for free.
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In 2020, the Lakeland-based grocery chain announced that it reached a milestone of 100 million prescriptions filled under its free medication program, according to Supermarket News. The program was initially launched in 2017.
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According to some Publix employees, “citing internal company emails, medications that were free through Publix Pharmacy – such as amoxicillin, lisinopril, metformin, amlodipine and others – could now possibly cost $7.50 for a 90-day or 14-day supply where appropriate,” the news report said.
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