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MEDBANK – is a non-profit volunteer organization formed in 1992 to assist the uninsured in obtaining prescription medications free-of-charge from pharmaceutical companies. The organization works with citizens who reside in Chatham, Bryan, and Effingham Counties, Georgia. Referrals are accepted from physicians, hospitals, and social service agencies. No self-referrals are accepted.
• Must be a resident of Chatham, Effingham, or Bryan counties;
• Must have a chronic illness (MedBank does not apply for antibiotics or narcotics;
• Must have NO prescription drug coverage or public entitlement;
• Consumer and household members must provide required proof of income;
• Must meet select company income criteria.
Publix Supermarkets are now giving away seven commonly used antibiotics. These commonly used antibiotics can be given out free for up to a 14 day supply. These antibiotics are only given out free with a doctor’s prescription. The following drugs are stated to account for approximately half of all the generic antibiotic prescriptions filled for children at the supermarket chain, which has 684 pharmacies in five Southeastern states. Furthermore, this Publix giveaway is available to individuals of all ages and the stores are not limiting the number of prescriptions customers may fill for free, at this time.
• Penicillin VK
• Erythromycin (excluding Ery-Tab)
• Ciprofloxicin (excluding ciprofloxacin XR)
• Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (SMZ-TMP)
Target- pharmacies have employed a very similar prescription program to the one provided by Wal-Mart pharmacies. The amount and variety of medications is nearly the same, as well as the cost remaining at $4. For a list of the types of drugs offered by Target for $4, go to www.target.com, go to the bottom of the page to Target Services, click on Pharmacy, click on Generic Drugs are $4.00 each, and the list will show all $4.00 medications covered.
Wal-Mart has expanded its popular $4 prescription program for Georgia stores, as well as its other stores across the country. This expansion includes the addition of 24 drugs being added to the $4 drug program. Some of the new $4 drugs include medicines for glaucoma, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), fungal infections, acne, as well as others. In addition to this expansion, Wal-mart pharmacies are also reducing prices for fertility and prescription birth control to $9, from the previous $25-$30 cost. A full list of the $4 drugs offered by Wal-mart is available at www.walmart.com/pharmacy, or by calling Wal-mart at 1-800-WALMART.