Kroger starts offering $4 generics

CINCINNATI Kroger Co., one of the largest supermarket chains in the United States, is offering discounted generic drugs to its customers in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky, the company announced Thursday.

Kroger said it will charge $4 per prescription for more than 300 generic drugs prescribed for 30-day supplies at its 76 area pharmacies. The supermarket chain will also be utilizing specialized pricing at pharmacies in several Ohio communities, including Toledo, Columbus and Dayton.

The generic alternatives for some of the most commonly prescribed drugs used to treat diabetes, asthma, depression, heart disease, thyroid and other health problems will be priced at the discounted rate. Additionally, Kroger will offer generic versions of the birth-control drugs Ortho Cyclen and Ortho Tri Cyclen (28-day supply) and a fertility drug for $9.

“We’re pleased to offer Kroger customers in the Greater Cincinnati area an affordable alternative to meet their health and medication needs,” said Geoff Covert, president of Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton division.

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