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Wal-Mart's $4 Generic Prescription Drug List Added to Epocrates' Drug Reference Application
Date:2/19/2009

Prescribers Now Have Access to Low-Price Generic Options, Helping Consumers Save Money on Prescriptions

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) today announced its list of up to 350 prescriptions on its $4 generic drug program will now be accessible to physicians using an Epocrates clinical decision support product online or via a mobile device. Physicians will now be better equipped to help identify lower cost medication options available for their patients at Walmart, Neighborhood Market and Sam's Club pharmacies nationwide.

"Since launching our $4 prescription program in 2006, we've saved our customers and the health care system more than $1.5 billion dollars on their prescriptions," said Dr. John Agwunobi, senior vice president and president of Walmart's health and wellness division. "We realized that by giving Epocrates' large network of prescribers electronic access to the $4 generic prescription drug list, we can increase awareness of the program and help even more consumers gain access to affordable prescriptions."

At Walmart, Neighborhood Market and Sam's Club pharmacies nationwide, customers can get up to a 30-day supply of up to 350 generic prescriptions for only $4 and a 90-day supply for $10.* Now, before writing a prescription, physicians can quickly check and compare the Walmart drug list using Epocrates to see if a less expensive alternative is available. If there are other options, patients taking chronic medications for diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, could receive significant monthly savings. And for convenience and accuracy, all Walmart pharmacies are equipped to accept electronic prescriptions, allowing the physician to submit a prescription right from a mobile device or desktop computer.

"We recognize that many of our physician subscribers want to prescribe the most cost effective medication for their patients, an
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