Publix pharmacies this month reached more than 50 million free prescriptions filled for customers in the past eight years.
In 2007, the Publix Pharmacy launched its free antibiotic program and has continued to make impactful enhancements to the program based on research and need, including providing treatment for diabetes, pre-diabetes, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease.
“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,” Maria Brous, Publix director of media and community relations, said. “We’ve continued to enhance our free prescription program to allow our customers to focus on family health and achieving their wellness goals.”
Medications that Publix provides for free to consumers include amlodipine, used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain; metformin to treat diabetes; lisinopril, used to prevent, treat or improve symptoms of high blood pressure, certain heart conditions, diabetes and certain chronic kidney conditions; and the antibiotics amoxicillin ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, penicillin VK and sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim.
New or current customers must provide their Publix pharmacist with their prescription for one of the free medications, or have the prescription transferred and it will be filled at no charge. The number of prescriptions customers may fill for free is unlimited.