Publix to end free prescription program in June

Amoxicillin, diabetes and blood pressure drugs to cost $7.50

Publix Pharmacy

ORLANDO, Fla. – Publix is ending its free prescription program for drugs like amoxicillin after 15 years.

The program will end June 1, the supermarket giant confirmed to News 6 on Wednesday.

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“Publix debuted our free prescription program in 2007, and to date we have dispensed well over 100 million free prescriptions. We consistently evaluate our programs and services to ensure they are meeting the intended purpose and evolve over time,” the statement from a Publix spokesperson said.

Instead of being free, amoxicillin, a common generic antibiotic, will be available for $7.50 for a 14-day supply.

Maintenance medications like Metformin, a diabetes medication, Lisinopril and Amlodipine, high blood pressure medications, will be eligible for $7.50 for a 90-day supply.

Publix says the drugs are commonly covered by health insurance already.

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