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Wal-Mart Launches Phase Three of $4 Prescription Program
Date:5/5/2008

Company adds 90-day prescriptions for $10, more women's health offerings, and $4 over-the-counter medicines in its latest 'health care reform' move

BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- While health care costs continue to be a top concern for consumers, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is furthering its efforts to help customers save money by driving down prescription medication costs and providing ongoing savings through its pharmacy offerings.

Expected to save Wal-Mart customers millions annually, today's announcement is phase three of Wal-Mart's $4 Prescription Program, which now covers a 90-day prescription for $10, additional women's health medications and a new $4 over-the-counter (OTC) offer. The 90-day option gives more choices to customers and physicians who may have been limited to mail order prescriptions in the past.

"More and more people find health care, and particularly prescribed medicines, difficult to afford. This is one of the reasons we continually work to take our $4 Prescription Program to the next level," said Dr. John Agwunobi, Wal-Mart senior vice president and president, health and wellness. "We're succeeding in our efforts to deliver simple, affordable, quality pharmacy solutions for families struggling with the rising costs of health care. And, our customers -- and their budgets -- are seeing a dramatic difference."

-- Enhanced $4 Prescription Program -- Beginning today, Wal-Mart,

Neighborhood Market and Sam's Club pharmacies will fill prescriptions

for up to 350 generic medications at $10 for a 90-day supply. This

option will give customers an additional choice and save them time and

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