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GrayEagle

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Posted - 09/21/2006 :  6:25:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit GrayEagle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Watch out! Coming to Tampa Florida tomorrow, and spreading out from there! Hide the family jewels. Protect the kids and pets!

Wal-Mart will start selling generic prescription drugs (30 day supply) for $4.00!

Here is what MSNBC had to say. Click Here!

See, I do read someting besides the Fair and Balanced Fox News Channel!

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swtsue

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Posted - 09/21/2006 :  7:03:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think that is a wonderful thing. Unless you take alot of meds yourself, you have no idea how this will help. Good Job Wally world.

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Cherry Blossom

USA
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Posted - 09/21/2006 :  7:07:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I heard that while hubby was watching the news this morning.

Isn't that a good thing? Sounds good.

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Wildflower

USA
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Posted - 09/21/2006 :  7:29:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Gray,

Do you think that this means all the criticism of Wal-Mart is finally bearing fruit?

I'm feeling very devils' advocaty today. "Advocaty" = a new word.

Come on in Maddy, the water is fine!

Anyway, I'm even more excited about the fact that it didn't come from FOX!

(I saw the Iranian president's speech at the U.N. last night. When I read FOX's version, I thought they must have watched it in an alternate universe.)

Anyway, yes, I saw the news on Wal-Mart at work today. It will help a lot of people.

I just had to tease you first.


Wildflower

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GrayEagle

USA
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Posted - 09/21/2006 :  7:34:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit GrayEagle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
WF, No problem. But just to be fair and balanced Click for the Fox version

I was just feeling a little tonight when I saw this on the news! I knew that Maddy would be overjoyed!

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Wildflower

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Posted - 09/21/2006 :  7:59:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah, I'm laughing too.

Where are you tonight, Maddy? You're late to the party.

Wildflower

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Wildflower

USA
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Posted - 09/21/2006 :  8:05:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No, no, no, no, Gray!

I can't make myself click on the FOX link! My hand just won't do it!!!

You know, I actually used to watch the FOX Network years ago, before the body snatchers replaced everyone there with a pod person.

I wear a tinfoil hat around the house now, just in case FOX happens to come on by accident.

Must . . . Stop . . . Those mind rays.

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mad4martinis

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Posted - 09/21/2006 :  8:20:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LMAO!!! Me too Wildflower! You & my sister would hit it off. Same views on issues.
Gray, I'm proud of you.
Wally World...I had heard they were going to do that, and I do hope that it works to the advantage of the people.


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GrayEagle

USA
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Posted - 09/21/2006 :  8:43:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit GrayEagle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Why, Maddy, Sounds like you do agree that WM has great low prices and that they are cutting the prices on generic drugs to continue to help those who need low prices. I'm so proud of you!

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mad4martinis

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Posted - 09/21/2006 :  8:51:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now, if they can get it together with offering FULL TIME to employees, get a majority of their employees off of govermental help, killing mom & pop stores, and other peeves that irk me about them. I'm not going there. I've taken my anxiety meds today & don't want anymore!!!

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GrayEagle

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Posted - 09/21/2006 :  9:39:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit GrayEagle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sorry, but free enterprise will cause some places to thrive and some to close. Supply and demand will drive the economy.

But, come on now. Lets not get into the negatives. Four dollars for 30 day supply of generic drugs is something to crow about.

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Wildflower

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Posted - 09/22/2006 :  09:50:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
$4.00 is indeed a great thing.

Although in general, generics are cheaper than brand-name, some of them can be surprisingly expensive.

Wildflower

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Wu


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Posted - 09/23/2006 :  5:13:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi people!

From I have been reading and watching from varied sources, there is a big question if the Wal-Mart plan will work. I myself have no insurance and my meds cost me more than food each month.

I'm not partying yet! But waiting and watching this all very closely!

wu

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Wildflower

USA
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Posted - 09/25/2006 :  01:00:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wu,

Do all your meds have generic equivalents?

I really don't think they would have stuck their neck on the line if they weren't sure they could do it.


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GrayEagle

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Posted - 09/25/2006 :  05:00:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit GrayEagle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Remember that this is starting in Florida. Not sure how long it will take to spread from there.

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daughterofconfederate

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Posted - 09/25/2006 :  06:02:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:

Watch out! Coming to Tampa Florida tomorrow, and spreading out from there! Hide the family jewels. Protect the kids and pets!

Wal-Mart will start selling generic prescription drugs (30 day supply) for $4.00!

Here is what MSNBC had to say. Click Here!

See, I do read someting besides the Fair and Balanced Fox News Channel!

GrayEagle
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This may make up for the Layaway thing.lol Wu, we are self payers too.. so this sounds all good to me!


We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill


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taylor50-140

USA
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Posted - 09/25/2006 :  07:06:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm one of the ones that REALLY sees and understands things from both sides -

Side 1 - I HATE shopping at Wal*Mart! No matter what time I have been to one, there always seems to be a crowd. Don't know how it is in Murphy at different times, as I've only been there during the day. I don't like the way the employyees have been treated - lots of part timers so they don't have to pay benefits, low wages in comparison to other "big name" places, ect. ect. They are known for coming into an area and killing the local merchants, sometimes stores that have been in business for generations. Nope, don't like it all.

Side 2 - If it weren't for the lower prices I don't know how I could have fed and clothed my bunch. Remember, I had multiple sets of school clothes & supplies, new shoes for the kids, groceries by what seemed like the ton, ect. ect. They may have a monopoly on things, but they stay in business because of the people like me - I just couldn't afford to shop elsewhere. Not fair, thats for sure, but no one ever said life was fair.

If Wal*Mart can really do this prescription thing, it would be a God-send to many people. Sonny's prescriptions were runnning us over $300 per month. No insurance here either. A good example - in Durango, he bought a 6 month supply of one his med's. Cost - $36 and change. He just had it refilled here - 1 month supply - $17 and change. Do the math. Way more expensive here. I hope this plan will work and goes into effect REAL soon.

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Wildflower

USA
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Posted - 09/26/2006 :  10:36:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, a pharmacist I know has seen the list of generics Wal-Mart is using. I don't know where he found it.

First, it's not ALL generics. They have a specific list of about 300 drugs once you eliminate all the multiple dosages on the list.

Second, many of the drugs are taken twice a day, so the $4.00 gets you a 15-day supply.

Third, many of the drugs are rarely ordered.

It seems it was (no surprise) a carefully chosen list.

CVS calculated the Wal-Mart list to account for less than 1/2 of 1% of their Rx sales.

So, THAT'S how they're doing it.

Not to mention, they may have chosen generics that are already dirt cheap, and not the expensive ones.

The only thing you can do is to compare prices to make sure you are really getting a bargain.


Wildflower

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Wildflower

USA
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Posted - 09/26/2006 :  10:37:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry to be the spoil sport, but it's a role I'm well suited for!


Wildflower

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puddin pop

USA
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Posted - 09/26/2006 :  10:52:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can see the list online. My husband takes four medications. One of them is on the list but it would save him only eight dollars.

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Wildflower

USA
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Posted - 09/26/2006 :  12:00:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now comes this story - http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Story.aspx?guid=%7B6DE3EABF-AC8C-44D4-8EBD-CC098164643B%7D&siteid= which says once you allow for different dosages, the Wal-Mart list is 90 different medications.

Wildflower

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Some of the smaller countries are neutral.
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Wildflower

USA
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Posted - 09/26/2006 :  12:06:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, good grief. This story says it's 124 medications! I wish everyone could count accurately!

http://www.kfvs12.com/Global/story.asp?S=5445499&nav=menu51_5

Anyway, here is the list:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/orl-walmartgenericlist22,0,6061836.story?track=mostemailedlink


Wildflower

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mad4martinis

USA
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Posted - 09/26/2006 :  12:43:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heard that Target is going to start this too.

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GrayEagle

USA
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Posted - 09/26/2006 :  6:43:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit GrayEagle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Maddy, that would be wonderful, also. If if the same thing would happen to non-generic drugs!

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fawn

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Posted - 09/26/2006 :  7:59:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit fawn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
WF....If the prescription is written for 1 tablet twice per day, then a 30 day supply would be 60 tablets for $4.00. I think this will help many people who don't have insurance or who have a high co-payment with their insurance. WalMart will get more than it's $ back with the positive publicity....and they will probably jack up prices on other stuff in their stores to make up for any loss anyway. No company ever really gives away anything. It's all about the bottom line.

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avalanche

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Posted - 09/26/2006 :  8:12:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit avalanche's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, I have heard that Target will be starting this soon, too. Paul Harvey spoke this past Sunday on CNN (I think), and I see that this is a win/win situation for everyone.
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Avalanche
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Heard that Target is going to start this too.

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