Publix to offer 7 popular prescription antibiotics for free -- ...

Publix supermarket chain said today it will make seven common prescription antibiotics available for free, joining other major retailers in trying to lure customers to their stores with cheap medications. Full Story
Marc

Pompano Beach, FL

#327 Aug 8, 2007
Uh, you're blaming "Christ" for the cost of health care?! You pin-head...learn to spell the governor's name!
CeeTee wrote:
The free antibiotics are a mere 1/2 imch band- aid on the larger problem of incresingly high diagnostic testing and/or seeing a specialist- M.D. uninsured. Nice try, Christ, but you will have to do better if you want to bring down health care costs. The six named antibiotics are but a fistful of dollars without even having prescription insurance coverage
Bob Lloyd

Martins Ferry, OH

#329 Aug 8, 2007
And when we Americans get off our collective uninformed lazy asses and vote to elect a congress and president who support National Health Care, we can finally rid the country of these insurance and drug company disasters that are undermining the economic and moral foundations of this country! This free 7 drugs and $15.00 prescriptions are a drop in the bucket for drug and insurance companies or you would not be seeing it. Don't think for a nano-second that these jackals have a public conscience!
Leonard

AOL

#330 Aug 8, 2007
No doubt other retail stores, including Walgreen, CVS pharmacy and others, will adopt the same policy as Publix or else loss customers. Certainly, Publix has managed to incur the cost associated to their new policy, giving away certain medications for free. Their new policy, may open the doorway to reduce the cost of other medications and/or offer additional medications for free with a prescription. Certainly, will help those unfortunate unable to pay for medications and reduce the long term health costs, when presribed medication is not taken.
jhon

United States

#331 Aug 9, 2007
that is very good that publix is finally doing something very nice for the community
midwestmaven

United States

#332 Aug 9, 2007
Bob Lloyd wrote:
And when we Americans get off our collective uninformed lazy asses and vote to elect a congress and president who support National Health Care, we can finally rid the country of these insurance and drug company disasters that are undermining the economic and moral foundations of this country! This free 7 drugs and $15.00 prescriptions are a drop in the bucket for drug and insurance companies or you would not be seeing it. Don't think for a nano-second that these jackals have a public conscience!
Oh, how I wish you were RIGHT...the unfortunate thing going on with this remedy is that our wonderfully efficient GOVERNMENT will be the overseer of said health plan...woe is US. Wouldn't it be lovely just to declare that ALL doctors should treat ANY patient and be paid a set fee? UNIVERSALLY EQUAL PAYMENT AND TREATMENT, sadly it just won't work. some Canadians can tell you that, theoretically they have socialized/universal health-care, BUT patients can get moved ahead on appointments, surgery etc. IF they also surrender some moola to the doc. Take the greed out of the equation, on the part of the medical/drug and yes LEGAL and INSURANCE systems and maybe we could get somewhere. Also, wouldn't you love to see all health insurers CEO'S and upper management salaries and HEALTH ARE PLAN COVERAGES AND COSTS published??? I'll bet that right there would use up your life time max treating the stroke and rehabilitation the salary/benefits statements caused.
Mary J Palmer

Sarasota, FL

#333 Aug 10, 2007
Offering a 14 day supply of 7 different antiboitc drugs is a
nice gesture but cannot compare to discount pricing. Eliminating the discount price matching program is defeating. Publix wants to increase their pharmacy sales. I am presently a Publix pharmacy customer but will depart and return to a discount house such as Wal Mart. If Publix advertised that they would match WalMart in their discount
program, I believe customers would go to the nearest
Publix rather than the far-away Wal Mart.
Worth It

AOL

#334 Aug 12, 2007
Publix has the best store managers I've ever seen. I actually know the store managers names and see them on a regular basis - can you say that about Wal-Mart or the other discount big box stores? It costs more, but I feel good when I leave a clean, friendly, helpful store than the other horrible shopping experiences. What you are not paying in dollars you are paying in other ways (time, convenience, service). One way or another, you pay. Hey, if they are great AND giving away a oommon drug for free - all the better.
seagreen

Brevard, NC

#335 Aug 15, 2007
Its about time!!!! Big business might just have a heart.
publix worker

Murfreesboro, TN

#336 Aug 21, 2007
I work at a Publix Pharmacy and I have had lots of customer thank the company for not charging them for there drug. If anyone wants to complain about someone helping out others and for giving something for free you have got to be crazy. Think about the people that cant afford even 5 dollars for a drug, which there are alot. Think about helping people instead of trying to figure out what the catch is.
Jill Onyshkevich

Cape Coral, FL

#337 Sep 12, 2007
I have 2 prescriptions that are on your "free list". I was given my first dose in the emergency room on 9-10....along with the two prescriptions to be filled. I have a staph/strep infection affecting my foot and lower back. My dilemna is that I cannot afford to get to a Publix store until the 19th of September. Will this lapse in taking the medication hurt me? I have NO money for public transportation, friends or anyone who can get me there. It is a 5 mile walk..,.I can barely walk now, so is this delay going to be detrimental to my health, or should I just forget about taking them at this point and take my chances......whatever they may be? Please advise me as I am feeling worse every day..nearly to the point that walking is excruciating....and am beginning to run high (102) fevers with general malaise. Any info would be very, very welcomed as I feel as though "I'm headed south.......quickly." Thank you for any advice you can give me.
Just another guy

Waukesha, WI

#338 Jan 18, 2008
dlm wrote:
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NEWSFLASH TO ALL LIBERALS AND SOCIALISTS from an independent voter!
NOTHING IN LIFE IS EVER FREE...from Publix, Walgreen's, Walmart, etc. I am not sure, but does not the Bible say that those who WORK shall eat?
Good point, but the Bible states if man doesn't work he shouldn't eat.
jdub

United States

#339 Aug 1, 2008
i used to ssop at winn dixie but they raised prices a few years ago and i found publix was actually cheaper on alot of things and a much nicer shopping experience (customer service cleanliness) now that publix is raising its prices i started going to sedanos and yes its not as clean but for produce and milk and seafood its WAY less expensive .. milk $2.99 publix $4.49 .. onion $0.25 lb publix $1.19 lb .. boneless chicken breast $0.99 publix $3.99 .. i still buy most of my meat at publix but i now buy all produce and alot of deli items at sedanos .. its less then half price
Lily

Salt Lake City, UT

#340 Oct 13, 2008
I found a great prescription discount card at www.rxdrugcard.com . It costs only $4.50 a month to have the card. They have posted their prescription prices on the website to check before you enroll. I think that RxDrugCard.com is the best drug card available for prescription discounts. No-one should have to pay the full cash price.
malaka

Alpharetta, GA

#341 Feb 9, 2009
Lynne Gordon

Las Vegas, NV

#342 Apr 19, 2009
I think the real problem is the ease in getting antibiotics. When people do not take them correctly, they lose their effectiveness and allow the invading bacteria an opportunity to become resistant.

The, of course, whether they are free or not...there is a new strain of antibiotics on the market. being prescribed by doctors like candy, that actually alter the brain chemistry. Their purpose is obvious...to turn every man, woman, and child on the face of the planet into a walking zombie.

You can read more on my blog here: http://health.6millionrich.com/100PercentHeal...
Lynne Gordon

Las Vegas, NV

#343 Apr 19, 2009
Jill, I am so sorry to hear that you are doing so badly. I am in Jacksonville and I have a car. If I can help you please let me know.

Lynne
Jill Onyshkevich wrote:
I have 2 prescriptions that are on your "free list". I was given my first dose in the emergency room on 9-10....along with the two prescriptions to be filled. I have a staph/strep infection affecting my foot and lower back. My dilemna is that I cannot afford to get to a Publix store until the 19th of September. Will this lapse in taking the medication hurt me? I have NO money for public transportation, friends or anyone who can get me there. It is a 5 mile walk..,.I can barely walk now, so is this delay going to be detrimental to my health, or should I just forget about taking them at this point and take my chances......whatever they may be? Please advise me as I am feeling worse every day..nearly to the point that walking is excruciating....and am beginning to run high (102) fevers with general malaise. Any info would be very, very welcomed as I feel as though "I'm headed south.......quickly." Thank you for any advice you can give me.
my opinion

United States

#344 Apr 21, 2009
I lived in Lakeland, Fl for almost 13 years. I loved Publix, because it was very clean and they had alot of items that other stores did not have that I enjoyed preparing. I found Winn-Dixie to appear unclean. Walmart supercenters are much cheaper. Plus, they are clean.
Since moving home, I only have a Walmart Supercenter and Krogers. Walmart is by far cheaper. We do have the few Savalots, Foodfair, Foodland, and one Aldi. But I still go to Walmart.
Everyone likes something different.
We are all different.
If I had a Publix here in the North, I would visit it as well as Walmart.
my opinion

United States

#345 Apr 21, 2009
I forgot to mention this before hitting the post comment button.
Walmart pharmacies have over 300 medications for $4 each. I take advantage of that program.
K-marts have the same ones for $5 each. And so does Krogers. When you have several each month, you have to save as much as possible. And if it adds up to saving a few bucks then I do it by going to Walmart. I could not imagine that Publix could afford to have free meds. Maybe they do for their employees. I will ask my best friend that lives in Fl. Her husband works for Publix. I will post that info later.
Some companies can afford a better RX plan. When we first relocated back to our homestate, my husbands ins. offered generics for free and brand names for $2.00 each. We have BC/BS. It's all about the plan.
Joshua Turner

Korea

#350 Aug 6, 2011
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