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D&W Fresh Markets, Family Fare and VG's Expand Discounted Generic Drug Program

Now 90-day prescriptions for $10 - Plus More Women's Health Medications

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting March 1, 2009, D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare and VG's pharmacies will expand their generic drug program to 90-day prescriptions for only $10 - now there are two programs offering lower prices on over 300 generic drugs to meet the healthcare needs and healthcare budgets of our customers. These pharmacies are also increasing the number of women's health medications as part of the generic drug program offer.

This new initiative expands the program introduced in November 2008 that provides a $4 price for more than 300 generic drugs prescribed in 30-day supplies. It also complements several other programs these stores are offering customers to help them stretch their food, fuel, healthcare and household budgets, including:

  • Bonus Savings (lowering the price on over 4000 items throughout the store)
  • Advertised Weekly Deals in the newspaper ads and online
  • Fuel Rewards everyday based on cross promotion offers
  • Spartan private label products which cost an average of 20% less than most national brands
  • Meals Made Easy - recipes based on weekly-advertised specials, offering nutritious meals for $5-10 for a family of four. Recipes are conveniently located next to the sale items, and are reviewed weekly by Spartan Stores nutritionist.

"Our expanded generic drug program is another example of the many ways we are making it easier for customers to stretch their food, healthcare, and household dollars," said Alan Hartline, Executive Vice President Merchandising. "Our customers can continue to rely on the expert health counsel and friendly service our team of professional pharmacists consistently offer."

Expanded Women's Health Generics

D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare and VG's Pharmacies are also increasing the number of women's health medications they offer at the discounted price. These include prescription drugs such as tamoxifen to treat breast cancer and pre-natal vitamins.

In-Store Pharmacy Program Specifics

The $4.00 - 30-day generic drug program and the 90-day $10 generic drug program covers more than 300 drugs. A complete list of medications (by brand, condition, and generic name) are listed on websites, see below for addresses. Conditions include: allergies, anti-inflammatory, antibiotics, anticoagulants, antidepressants, antifungals, antihistamine, antipsychotics, antiviral, anxiety, asthma, cancer, cholesterol, cough/cold, dental health, diabetes, diuretic, ear analgesic, gastrointestinal, glaucoma, gout, heart, heart/blood pressure, hormone, muscle relaxant, nervous system, Parkinson's, skin treatments, supplements, thyroid, urinary analgesic, urinary tract, and vitamins.

Generic vs. Name Brand

Generic drugs are a less expensive alternative to name-brand drugs. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), requires that all drugs be safe and effective. Since generics use the same active ingredients and are shown to work the same way in the body, they have the same risks and benefits as their brand-name counterparts. After a company's exclusive right to market a medication expires, other companies are allowed to develop generic equivalents - usually at a much lower cost. Consumers interested in saving money on prescriptions should ask their doctor or pharmacist at their neighborhood D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare and VG's to determine if a generic drug is available for their prescription and if it is right for them. A list of the 10 D&W Pharmacies, 15 Family Fare Pharmacies and 14 VG's Food and Pharmacies listed below.

For More Information

For more information about the expanded drugs/medications available, please visit:

Customers interested in these low-price generic drugs should consult their doctor or pharmacists at their neighborhood D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare and VG's pharmacist to determine if a generic drug is available for their prescription and is right for them.


    D&W Pharmacies:

    Caledonia 9375 Cherry Valley Avenue SE (616) 891-7898

    Grand Haven 1116 Robbins Road (616) 846-7180

    Grand Rapids
      D&W Cascade 6425 28th Street SE (616) 949-0340
      D&W Gaslight Village 2181 Wealthy Street SE (616) 451-3404

    Grandville 3960 44th Street SW (616) 530-4590

    Holland 50 Douglas Avenue (616) 392-9735

    Kalamazoo 2103 Parkview Avenue (269) 344-2513

    Portage 525 Romence Road (269) 329-3205

    Rockford 201 Marcell Drive NE (616) 863-9376

    Williamston 151 West Grand River (517) 655-1372

    Family Fare Pharmacies

    Albion 1406 Eaton (517) 629-6313

    Allendale 6370 Lake Michigan Drive (616) 895-7426

    Byron Center 2245 84th Street SW (616) 878-6047

    Cedar Springs 4175 17 Mile Road (616) 696-9198

    Cutlerville 701 68th Street SW (616) 281-7605

    Grand Rapids
      2755 Lake MI Drive (616) 791-4777
      4325 Breton Road SE (616) 281-5442
      5241 Northland Drive (616) 447-2788
      1225 Leonard NE (616) 459-6203
      1415 East Fulton Street (616) 774-9422

    Hastings 902 West State Street (269) 945-2474

      1185 South Washington (616) 392-7504
      993 Butternut Drive (616) 399-4100

      6480 28th Avenue (616) 669-8518
      5221 Cherry Avenue (616) 669-1960

    Jenison 1965 Baldwin Street (616) 457-9630

    Kentwood 6127 Kalamazoo SE (616) 698-8234

    Paw Paw 847 South Kalamazoo (269) 657-7258

    Sparta 565 South State Street (616) 881-0737

      1148 28th Street SW (616) 724-1940
      4325 Breton Road SE (616) 748-1427

    Zeeland 9479 Riley Street (616) 748-1427

    VG's Food and Pharmacies

    Brighton 9870 East Grand River Avenue (810) 229-0323

    Burton 4165 East Court Street (810) 742-8326

    Caro 1520 West Caro Road (989) 673-7020

    Clio 710 South Mill Street (810) 686-0004

    Davison 8503 Davison Road (810) 658-9710

    Fenton 18005 Silver Parkway (810) 750-1572

    Genesee 7461 North Genesee Road (810) 640-1424

    Howell 2400 West Grand River Avenue (517) 548-7070

    Marine City 6764 South River Road (810) 765-3585

    North Fenton 1390 North LeRoy Street (810) 629-6074

    Owosso 1341 North M-52 Highway (989) 725-5141

    Shelby Township 50820 Schoenherr Road (586) 566-3131

    Waterford 7300 Highland Road (248) 666-0382

    West Flint 5080 Corunna Road (810) 230-8226

SOURCE D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare and VG?s
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