Publix Super Markets Inc., which offers eight types of generic prescription antibiotics for free, on Monday extended the offer to one of the most popular drug treatments for Type II diabetes.
Publix pharmacies now offer for free three prescription strengths of metformin, a generic form of Glucophage. Until now, Publix charged $21 a month for the maintenance drug. It’s part of broader effort the grocer unveiled to help diabetics monitor and manage their lives with online educational resources, recipes, cooking classes and a monthly e-newsletter.
“We expect to build on this diabetic management system,” Publix spokeswoman Shannon Patten said.
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