If you use medication to control your cholesterol, you're in for the deal of a lifetime.
is running a promotion offering patients generic Lipitor for free. Yes, free. The generic pharmaceutical they're giving away - Atorvastatin- is the equivalent of Lipitor.
The program at the supermarket's pharmacies offers up to a 90-day supply of Atorvastatin at no charge. The deal runs from Sunday, August 26 through April 27, 2013, and applies to new and refill prescriptions.
Wegmans previously offered free generic oral antibiotic prescriptions, and that program will be ending at the same time this one begins. But they've moved those drugs to their list of generic $4 prescriptions, so while it's no longer free, it's still pretty darn cheap.
“We selected a drug that treats high cholesterol, because we are uniquely positioned to bring drug therapy and healthy eating together,” said Colleen Wegman, president of the family-owned supermarket chain, in a statement. “A drug that helps people to improve and maintain their health dovetails beautifully with our mission of helping people live healthier, better lives through healthy eating and activity.”
“Rising health care costs are worrisome. We hope this program helps customers better cope with those expenses,” added Wegman. “If we can also get folks to eat more veggies, we will have something to really celebrate.”