October 6, 2008

Weis Markets Completes Rollout of New Prescription Plan

Supermarket operator Weis Markets 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 Pennsylvania, and northeast Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Elmira, New York. This plan is now available in all 118 Weis Markets in-store pharmacies.

The company's 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.

David Hepfinger, president and COO of Weis Markets, said: "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."