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$4 drug program imitated, criticized

Specialists see limited impact

At the Wal-Mart pharmacy in Weymouth yesterday, Reta Scopelleti of Weymouth checked the list of medications that qualify for the store’s $4 drug program.
By Christopher Rowland and Jeffrey Krasner
Globe Staff / November 17, 2006

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The $4 generic prescriptions Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is introducing at its stores around the country are causing a ripple effect in the big-box retail industry, spawning imitators like BJ's Wholesale Club , but drawing criticism from drugstores that say the discounts will not result in significant savings for most consumers. (Full article: 886 words)

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