Rite Aid Offers Generic Prescription Drugs
Patients can get one free 30-day generic drug prescription from a list of more than 300 of the most commonly prescribed maintenance generic drugs when signing up for the free Rite Aid RX Savings Card at North Carolina Rite Aid pharmacies.
Patients already signed up for the card also are eligible for one free 30-day prescription of the select generics with a new, refilled or transferred prescription.
This offer is available through June 30, and the free prescription must be filled within that period. The list of 300 generics eligible for a free 30-day prescription is available at the 247 Rite Aid pharmacies throughout North Carolina.
The Rite Aid RX Savings card, which requires no membership fee and is free to anyone who enrolls, provides significant savings on more than 10,000 prescription drugs, as well as discounts on Rite Aid brand products, including 1,500 over-the-counter medications, the company said in a news release.
Applications for enrollment can be obtained at any Rite Aid pharmacy in North Carolina, with card benefits effective as soon as the application is completed and turned in at the Rite Aid pharmacy.
Benefits of the free card available at more than 4,900 Rite Aid stores nationwide include:
n Access to more than 500 generic medications at $8.99 for a 30-day supply or $15.99 for a 90-day supply for each prescription.
n 20 percent discount on all other generic medications and brand drug prescriptions.
n 20 percent discount on flu shots and other immunizations by Rite Aid pharmacists (availability based on state regulations).
n 28-day-cycle pack of more than 20 select generic oral contraceptives for $19.99.
n 10 percent savings on more than 3,200 Rite Aid brand products, which include more than 1,500 over-the-counter medications
"The continuing economic crisis has caused many Americans to lose their jobs and their health insurance," said Bill Wolfe, Rite Aid group vice president of the pharmacy. "Even many who are steadily employed are without insurance. The Rite Aid RX Savings Card offers the best overall value to our uninsured patients, those without coverage for certain drugs and those who have reached their benefit limits.
"It is critical for patients with chronic diseases to stay on their therapy, and generic pharmaceuticals represent a cost-effective way to do that. That's why our list of 30- and 90-day generics at $8.99 and $15.99 cuts across most therapeutic categories and includes some of the most widely used generic drugs such as the common antibiotics amoxicillin and cephalexin, amlodipine or simvastatin to treat cardiovascular conditions, loratadine for allergies, ranitidine for gastrointestinal conditions, and sertraline, which is an antidepressant."
Customers can get a list of the more than 500 discounted generic medications covered by the Rite Aid RX Savings Card at www.riteaid.com.
Information on the generics that apply to the first prescription-free offer can be found at North Carolina Rite Aid stores.
The card can be used for prescriptions for any member in a family, including pets, but cannot be used in conjunction with prescription insurance. Those receiving benefits from publicly funded health care programs are ineligible.
Patients using the card also receive a 20 percent discount on flu shots and immunizations given directly by Rite Aid pharmacists.
Rite Aid Corp. is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains with more than 4,900 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia with fiscal 2009 annual sales of more than $26.2 billion.
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