Wegmans Trims Cost of Generic Drugs

Rochester, N.Y., Wegmans Food Markets is the latest retailer to unveil a cost-cutting plan for generic drugs. The chain has reduced the cost on nearly 200 generic drugs and will make them available in a three-month supply, according to a report by Business First of Buffalo. The supermarket chain said customers will be able to purchase the medicine in a 90-day supply at a cost of $11.99. The program will be implemented as of Thursday in all Wegman stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland.

Wegmans said the main difference between its program and those recently announced by other retailers is its focus on maintenance drugs, or prescriptions taken for chronic conditions over long periods of time.