Media Contact: Lori Willis
Director of Communications
Oct. 29, 2007
Schnucks Pharmacy Launches Free Prescription Antibiotics Program
Schnucks Vice President of Pharmacy Michael Juergensmeyer admits it’s going to be a bit hard for some people to believe, but starting today, many different types of frequently prescribed antibiotics are now available free at Schnucks.
“You don’t have to be a regular customer; there is no co-pay and no required purchase. Schnucks will assume all costs,” Juergensmeyer said. “The Schnucks free generic antibiotic program represents a significant investment in the communities we serve. This will go a long way toward easing the burden on families and on the healthcare system in general.”
The list of free generic oral antibiotics available at Schnucks currently includes Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Ciprofloxacin, Doxycycline, Erythromycin, Penicillin and Trimeth/sulfa. These antibiotics were selected from a list of families of drugs most often prescribed to children and adults. Pharmacists have increased inventories and are ready to fill all valid prescriptions.
This list of free antibiotics may change from time to time, but Juergensmeyer emphasizes, “Schnucks is fully committed to this program and eventually we hope to expand the list to include an even greater number of medications.”
Schnucks Pharmacy Launches Free Prescription Antibiotics Program – add one
Juergensmeyer says Schnucks Pharmacists are working now to make contact with area doctors and hospitals to make sure that they are aware of the program and are able to recommend it to their patients.
Schnucks has long been committed to finding ways to make healthcare and medicines more accessible to customers both in terms of convenient locations and cost. Accessibility, doctors say, is critical to consistent and comprehensive family healthcare.
1970’s Schnucks was a pioneer in the combination food and drugstore grocery
business. Last October, Schnucks
announced its partnership with instaClinic, a family-owned retail clinic operation that now
includes facilities at the
that in addition to providing affordable healthcare to those without insurance,
the in-store clinics are now accepting all medical insurance.
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