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Posted Nov 10 2008 4:25pm
http://www.freakonomics.com/blog/2007/03/15/if-crack-dealers-took-lessons-from-w

This is a must read for all, patients and MDs. On the left hand side of my blog you can easily link to Target and WalMart pdfs that show the cost of their generic drugs listed on their special program. Many thanks to the authors of this blog for bringing this to our attention. BD

So Wolf began snooping around and found that two chains, Costco and Sam’s Club, sold generics at prices far, far below the other chains. Even once you factor in the cost of buying a membership at Costco and Sam’s Club, the price differences were astounding. Here are the prices he found at Houston stores for 90 tablets of generic Prozac:

Walgreens: $117

Eckerd: $115

CVS: $115

Sam’s Club: $15

Costco: $12

Those aren’t typos. Walgreens charges $117 for a bottle of the same pills for which Costco charges $12.
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