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Walmart membership offers Rx discounts

by Serenah McKay | June 9, 2021 at 12:25 p.m.
In this file photo customers enter a Walmart store at 406 S. Walton Blvd. in Bentonville. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Flip Putthoff)

Walmart Inc. has added a prescription discount plan to the benefits that come with its Walmart Plus membership program.

The Bentonville-based retailer said Walmart Plus members can use the plan after their free 15-day trial period.

Called Walmart Plus Rx for less, the plan will make some prescription medications available at no cost and thousands more at discounts of up to 85%. Members can opt to use the program instead of their health insurance benefits.

"When you consider the frequency with which many prescriptions are filled, the importance of medication adherence and the ease of multiple shipment options, we can make it easier for someone to manage their medical conditions," said Dr. Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president of health and wellness at Walmart U.S.

Walmart Plus, which debuted in September, costs $98 a year or $12.95 a month.

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