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Publix pharmacy marks major milestone


Publix pharmacies surpassed a major milestone this month, filling more than 50 million free prescriptions for its customers in the past eight years.

The Publix Pharmacy started its free antibiotic program in 2007, and continues to make improvements based on research and need, Publix stated. The company’s prescription program addresses such health issues as diabetes and high blood pressure, providing medications to customers at no cost. According to Publix, the medications include:

  • Amlodipine, used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina);

  • Metformin, used to treat diabetes; and

  • Lisinopril, used to prevent, treat, or improve symptoms of high blood pressure, certain heart conditions, diabetes, and certain chronic kidney conditions.

The program also provides the following antibiotics: Amoxicillin, ampicillin, ciprofloxacin (excluding ciprofloxacin XR), penicillin VK, and sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim.

“We’re thrilled to have helped so many customers with free antibiotic prescriptions, diabetes management and medication adherence as well as overcoming the financial barrier to taking their medications as prescribed,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations. “We’ve continued to enhance our free prescription program to allow our customers to focus on family health and achieving their wellness goals.”

In order for customers to take advantage of the program, they need to provide a Publix pharmacist with their prescription for one of the free medications or have their prescription transferred and it will be filled at no cost. Publix doesn’t place a limit on the number of free prescriptions that customers need filled. Publix also said it encouragescustomers to utilize Sync Your Refills, a program that assists with synchronizations of medications to be refilled on the same day of the month.

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