DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens announced Wednesday that it has enrolled more than one million pharmacy patients in the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club.
The club offers discounts on more than 5,000 branded and generic medications, including a 90-day supply of more than 400 generic drugs for less than $1 per week, the company noted. Discounts through club membership extend to every drug category, “with significant savings on some of the most commonly prescribed medications, including treatments for pain, asthma, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and women’s health,” Walgreens reported.
The club also covers preventive and lifestyle drugs not covered under most insurance plans, such as weight management, smoking cessation, family planning and sexual health.
Walgreens launched the program last fall, and reports steady growth “driven primarily by one-on-one pharmacist recommendations.” The chain has bolstered consumer awareness in recent weeks through advertising and marketing support.
“This plan continues to attract so many people because it truly hits the mark with its breadth of coverage addressing a wide array of prescription needs,” said Walgreens senior vice president of pharmacy services Kermit Crawford. “Add the convenience of 6,400 locations and the security of being able to use one pharmacy for every prescription and the decision to join the club is easy.”