Wal-Mart Begins $4 Prescription Drug Plan In Kentucky

Filling your prescriptions could be a lot cheaper now. Wal-Mart is filling many generic versions of your medicine for four dollars.

Debbie Housley and her mother, Artie, say they're on a rare trip north from their home in LaFollette to Middlesboro. But they say they may be coming up to Kentucky more often since they've noticed Wal-Mart filling prescriptions for four dollars.

"You better believe I'd drive up here to save money," Artie says.

The program started this week at Kentucky Wal-Marts. Pharmacists try to find a generic version of the drug you're on. If it's one of over three hundred on their list, they'll fill a month's supply for four dollars.

"It's been very successful wherever they've started it and we've had a huge response here," said Wal-Mart Pharmacist Brent Barrow.

The only problem for Debbie and Artie, Tennessee Wal-Marts are not yet offering the program. But they say they're willing to drive the 45 minutes north to save money.

The plan works with your insurance and you pay either your co-pay or four dollars, whichever is the least expensive.

With all the Tennessee residents coming north for cheaper drugs, Kentucky's economy stands to benefit as well.

For a full list of those generic medications covered under the plan, you can go to the pharmacy section of the Wal-Mart website at http://www.walmart.com/pharmacy.

Wal-Mart does plan on eventually adding more states, like Tennessee, to the plan.

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