CAMP HILL, Pa. Rite Aid on Thursday expanded the list of generic medications to more than 500 available at significant savings through its free RX Savings Card.
“The Rite Aid RX Savings Card offers the best overall value to our uninsured patients, those without coverage for certain drugs and those who have reached their benefit limits,” Bill Wolfe, Rite Aid group vice president, pharmacy said. “In just a few months, members have already saved over $15 million on their prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines and Rite Aid Brand items that are already a value over national brands.”
The card, which requires no membership fee and is free to anyone who enrolls, offers significant savings on more than 10,000 prescription drugs at all Rite Aid drug stores nationwide. It also provides an immediate 10 percent discount on more than 3,200 Rite Aid brand products, including 1,500 over-the-counter medications.
Benefits of the free card include:
• Access to more than 500 generic medications at $8.99 for a 30-day supply or $15.99 for a 90-day supply for each prescription;
• A 20 percent discount on all other generic medications and brand drug prescriptions;
• A 20 percent discount on flu shots and other immunizations by Rite Aid pharmacists (availability based on state regulations);
• A 30-day supply of select generic oral contraceptives for $19.99; and
• A10 percent savings on more than 3,200 Rite Aid brand products, which include more than 1,500 over-the-counter medications.
“Many Americans are without health insurance, even though they may be steadily employed,” Wolfe said. “Combine that with the increasing cost of living in general, and there is a serious need for a card like this to help people maintain access to their most important healthcare needs and medications. … That’s why our list of 30- and 90-day generics at $8.99 and $15.99 cuts across most therapeutic categories and includes some of the most widely used generic drugs such as the common antibiotics amoxicillin and cephalexin, amlodipine or simvastatin to treat cardiovascular conditions, loratadine for allergies, ranitidine for gastrointestinal conditions, and sertraline which is an antidepressant.”
Customers can get a list of the medications covered by the Rite Aid RX Savings Card at any Rite Aid pharmacy. Patients using the card also receive a 20 percent discount on flu shots and immunizations given directly by Rite Aid pharmacists. Currently more than 1,300 Rite Aid pharmacists at over 1,000 Rite Aid stores across the country are trained to give immunizations including influenza, pneumonia, tetanus, hepatitis A and B and others to patients age 11 or older (patients must be age 18 or older in some states) all year.