Marc’s offers $3.99 generic drug discount

CLEVELAND A grocery chain has announced that it will begin selling more than 400 generic drugs for $3.99.

Marc Glassman, which operates 55 Marc’s stores in Ohio and six Xpect Discounts stores in Connecticut—45 and four of which have pharmacies, respectively—joins the rapidly growing number of retailers operating the generic-drug discount programs. Under certain prescription drug plans, some generics could end up costing less than $3.99.

Wal-Mart began selling 30-day supplies of generic drugs for $4 in September 2006. That May, Kmart had started selling 90-day supplies for $15. Since then, retailers around the country have started offering similar programs, including Walgreens, Hy-Vee, Target and multi-banner supermarket operators such as Kroger and Delhaize.

Advertising director Day Armelli told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that customers should check the list of drugs at www.marcs.com or call their local Marc’s pharmacist before coming to the store, because the drugs covered under Marc’s plan could differ from those offered by other stores.

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