Navigation Links
Giant Eagle Pharmacy Free Antibiotics Program Surpasses $3 Million in Free Prescriptions
Date:2/12/2010

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh-based food and fuel retailer Giant Eagle, Inc. launched its free antibiotics program in September of 2009, and is pleased to announce that the program has resulted in more than $3 million in free prescriptions for customers in the company's four-state operating area.

To date, more than 590,000 prescriptions for free antibiotics have been filled by the Giant Eagle Pharmacy, treating common infections that range from strep throat, ear infections and conjunctivitis to bladder infections, pneumonia, acne, urinary tract and skin infections.

"Giant Eagle launched our free antibiotics program as part of our commitment to improving the health and wellness of our communities," said Giant Eagle Vice President of Pharmacy, Randy Heiser.  "We are very pleased to see such great customer acceptance and confidence in Giant Eagle Pharmacy to deliver these vital prescriptions for children and adults."

In Western Pennsylvania stores, Heiser said that approximately 280,000 prescriptions were filled amounting to nearly $1.4 million.  Across all of its pharmacies, the free antibiotics program has resulted in the addition of more than 135,000 new pharmacy customers to Giant Eagle and more than 1.8 million new scripts from current pharmacy customers.

The program is an extension of Giant Eagle's ongoing price reductions efforts and builds on the company's successful $4 generic prescription medication program that has delivered an additional $30 million in annual customer savings.

"With so many families experiencing some level of economic hardship, medical professionals have worried that prescriptions go unfilled because patients simply can't afford them," said Heiser.  "While people are still navigating challenging times, we've seen a very positive response to our free antibiotics offer which clearly indicates it is filling a real need."

The antibiotics available under the program with a valid prescription are Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Cephalexin, Ciprofloxacin, Doxycycline Hyclate, Erythromycin, Gentamicin, Penicillin, Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim and Tetracycline.

About Giant Eagle

Giant Eagle Inc., ranked 40 on Forbes magazine's largest private corporations list and recipient of Grocery Headquarters' 2007 Retailer of the Year Award and the EPA's ENERGY STAR Retail Partner of the Year Award, is one of the nation's largest food retailers and food distributors with approximately $8.2 billion in annual sales.  Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be the number one supermarket retailer in the region with 164 corporate and 58 independently owned and operated supermarkets in addition to 154 fuel and convenience stores throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, north central West Virginia and Maryland.  

SOURCE Giant Eagle, Inc.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Giant Eagle, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Intellicig Clinches Exclusive Deal with Retail Distribution-Giant to Distribute Their Industry Leading Electronic Cigarettes
2. All-Time Giant Great Receives Humanitarian of the Year Award
3. November Is Report Card Month: Tutorgiant.com Suggests That Online Tutoring May Be The Solution To Bad Report Cards
4. Web Giants Urge FDA to Update Ad Guidelines
5. 1 small step for neurons, 1 giant leap for nerve cell repair
6. Texas Doctor Files Case Pro Se in U.S. Supreme Court Against Insurance Giant on Integrity and Unethical Practices
7. Cancer Advocacy Organization Confronts the Source of rBGH, Demands Pharmaceutical Giant Eli Lilly Stop Milking Cancer
8. PSE&G Childrens Specialized Hospital and New York Giants Team Up to Offer Text to Donate Campaign
9. New York Giants to Host American Red Cross Blood Drive
10. Nevada Burning Man Festival Sees Giant Aerial Marijuana Bud Banner That Protests Hydroponics Hijacking
11. Labor Day Beach Visitors Will See Giant Hydroponics Marijuana Bud Banner Flying Over Los Angeles & San Diego
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... , ... The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), an annual conference for ... wellness, travel, spa and beauty in Europe. The organization asked its partner experts in ... and researchers - to forecast where wellness is headed in Europe. Predictions range from ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... Interest is on the ... tool and as an orthogonal tool for RNAi hit validation. A key reason may ... guide RNAs—allows rapid generation of CRISPR RNA (crRNA) collections in arrayed formats. , ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... , ... Dr. Charles A. Ditta attained his Doctor of Medical Dentistry Degree ... 1986, where he graduated in the top ten percentile of his class. Dr. Ditta ... He has been a member in good standing for thirty years in the American ...
(Date:5/30/2016)... ... May 30, 2016 , ... As the CDC relaxes its stance on traditional ... to keep their households lice free. , According to a May 26 article ... keep kids in the classroom despite the fact that they may be harboring an ...
(Date:5/29/2016)... ... ... Whole Health Supply is happy to announce the favorable reception of its ... new style of nail clipper has a wider jaw opening that is useful for ... actual handle is 2.5mm thick to accommodate the cutting force. This is the maximum ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/30/2016)... , May 30, 2016 ... H1 2016" market research report with comprehensive information ... with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment ... of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with ... It also reviews key players involved in the ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... 2016 Hutchison China MediTech ... on the highly lucrative global oncology and immunology ... potential first-in-class or best-in-class tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) ... strategic partners. HCM,s profitable Chinese healthcare business continues ... expect progress of the mid-to-late-stage pipeline during 2016-17 ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... 2016 A key trend that ... emergence of new treatments. Cardax, a development stage life ... The therapy is expected to fulfil large unmet medical ... conducting studies to develop new treatments for osteoarthritis. One ... involved in osteoarthritis are being investigated, and early trials ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: