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Georgia Rite Aid Pharmacies Offer Free 30-Day Prescription Of More Than 300 Commonly Prescribed Generics When Patients Sign Up for Free Rite Aid Rx Savings Card Now Through June 30, 2009


Camp Hill, PA .- Patients can get one free 30-day generic drug prescription from a list of more than 300 of the most commonly prescribed maintenance generic drugs when signing up for the free Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) RX Savings Card at Georgia Rite Aid pharmacies. Patients already signed up for the card also are eligible for one free 30-day prescription of the select generics with a new, refilled or transferred prescription.

This offer is available now through June 30, 2009, and the free prescription must be filled within that period. The list of 300 generics eligible for a free 30-day prescription is available at the 212 Rite Aid pharmacies throughout Georgia.

The Rite Aid RX Savings card, which requires no membership fee and is free to anyone who enrolls, provides significant savings on more than 10,000 prescription drugs, as well as discounts on Rite Aid brand products, including 1,500 over-the-counter medications.

Applications for enrollment can be obtained at any Rite Aid pharmacy in Georgia, with card benefits effective as soon as the application is completed and turned into the Rite Aid pharmacy. Benefits of the free card available at more than 4,900 Rite Aid stores nationwide include:

* Access to more than 500 generic medications at $8.99 for a 30-day supply or $15.99 for a 90-day supply for each prescription;
* A 20% discount on all other generic medications and brand drug prescriptions;
* A 20% discount on flu shots and other immunizations by Rite Aid pharmacists (availability based on state regulations);
* A 28-day-cycle pack of more than 20 select generic oral contraceptives for $19.99; and
* A 10% savings on more than 3,200 Rite Aid brand products, which include more than 1,500 over-the-counter medications

“The continuing economic crisis has caused many Americans to lose their jobs and their health insurance. Even many who are steadily employed are without insurance,” said Bill Wolfe, Rite Aid group vice president, pharmacy. “The Rite Aid RX Savings Card offers the best overall value to our uninsured patients, those without coverage for certain drugs and those who have reached their benefit limits.”

“It is critical for patients with chronic diseases to stay on their therapy, and generic pharmaceuticals represent a cost effective way to do that. That’s why our list of 30- and 90-day generics at $8.99 and $15.99 cuts across most therapeutic categories and includes some of the most widely used generic drugs such as the common antibiotics amoxicillin and cephalexin, amlodipine or simvastatin to treat cardiovascular conditions, loratadine for allergies, ranitidine for gastrointestinal conditions, and sertraline, which is an antidepressant,” said Wolfe.

Rite Aid pharmacists are always available to provide information on generic products and discuss treatment options with the patient’s physician.

Customers can get a list of the more than 500 discounted generic medications covered by the Rite Aid RX Savings Card at Information on the generics that apply to the first prescription free offer can be found at Georgia Rite Aid stores. The card can be used for prescriptions for any member in a family, including pets, but cannot be used in conjunction with prescription insurance. Those receiving benefits from publicly funded health care programs are ineligible.

Patients using the card also receive a 20% discount on flu shots and immunizations given directly by Rite Aid pharmacists. Currently more than 1,300 Rite Aid pharmacists at over 1,000 Rite Aid stores across the country are specially trained to give immunizations including influenza, pneumonia, tetanus, hepatitis A and B and others to patients age 11 or older (patients must be age 18 or older in some states) all year. For additional information on pharmacies that offer year-round immunizations, visit


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