Ralphs cuts generic drug prices

LOS ANGELES Ralphs Friday announced that it has launched a generic drug pricing program in 90 Southern California area locations.

The new program, which started April 4, will offer hundreds of the most common generic medicines, used to treat illnesses such as diabetes, thyroid conditions, infections, asthma and cardiovascular diseases, at $4 per prescription for up to a 30-day supply at commonly prescribed dosages. Consumers can visit www.ralphs.com/generic or call 1-877-4RX-LIST (1-877-479-5478). to get the full list of drugs and participating locations.

“We’re pleased to offer Ralphs customers an affordable alternative to meet their health and medication needs,” said Mike Donnelly, president of Ralphs. “Our customers can take advantage of low prices on generic drugs while continuing to rely on the expert, professional counsel of our pharmacists.”

Ralphs is also offering generic versions of the family planning drugs Ortho Cyclen and Ortho Tri Cyclen in a 28-day supply, as well as a fertility drug for $9.

“People wanting to take advantage of our generic drug program can easily make arrangements to transfer their prescriptions by calling participating Ralphs pharmacies,” Donnelly said.

Ralphs, based in Los Angeles, was founded in 1873 and currently operates 266 supermarkets in California and employs 25,000 associates.

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