October 3, 2008
Weis Markets Completes Rollout of New 90-Day $9.99 Prescription Plan for 350+ Generic Prescriptions
SUNBURY, Pa., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Weis Markets Inc. today said it has completed the chainwide rollout of its new generic prescription plan offering a 90-day supply of more than 350 generic prescriptions for $9.99.
The generic prescription plan was introduced in 59 store pharmacies located in Central PA, and Northeast PA (including Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and the Pocono's), New Jersey and Elmira, NY. This plan is now available in all 118 Weis Markets in-store pharmacies.The plan was initially introduced in August in 59 Weis Markets pharmacies in Harrisburg, Lancaster and York along with all of its in-store pharmacies in Maryland West Virginia.
"We're extremely pleased with the strong customer response to our generic prescription plan and have decided to roll it out chainwide. Increasing healthcare and prescription costs remain a huge issue for our customers and their employers. Our generic prescription plan offers strong savings and gives more choices to physicians and customers such as state and federal employees who are often limited to mail order," said David J. Hepfinger, Weis Markets President and COO.
"Our 90-day generic prescription plan offers the best of both worlds: low prices in a full service retail pharmacy, where patients overwhelming prefer to have their prescriptions filled. Pharmacists in the retail setting are uniquely positioned to offer personal pharmaceutical care and medication management, something that's difficult to do with mail order," said Jeff Maltese, Weis Markets Vice President of Pharmacy.
Weis Markets' 90-Day Prescription plan includes the new generic drug Altace, which is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. The plan also includes generic drugs and antibiotics used to treat allergies, asthma, arthritis, cholesterol, diabetes and digestive ailments.
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets is a Mid-Atlantic supermarket company. It currently operates 155 stores in five Mid-Atlantic States: Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. It also owns and operates SuperPetz, a pet supply superstore chain with 28 locations in nine states.
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CONTACT: Dennis V. Curtin of Weis Markets, +1-570-847-3636,[email protected]