Publix Supermarkets Offering Free Prescriptions

Ed. (Banescu) Capitalism and competition are helping reduce medical costs.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel | Jacob Langston | Aug. 6, 2007

CAPE CORAL – Publix supermarket chain said today it will make seven common prescription antibiotics available for free, joining other major retailers in trying to lure customers to their stores with cheap medications.

The oral antibiotics, representing the most commonly filled at the chain’s pharmacies, will be available at no cost to anyone with a prescription as often as they need them, Publix CEO Charlie Jenkins Jr. said. Fourteen-day supplies of the seven drugs will be available at all 684 of the chain’s pharmacies in five Southern states.

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Unprotected David Forsmark March 8, 2007

At the beginning of the film Analyze This, the psychologist played by Billy Crystal incredulously asks his gangster patient (Robert DeNiro), “What is my goal here, to make you a happy, well-adjusted gangster?” The Sopranos on HBO has a similar but more serious running theme about the therapy culture‚Äôs inadequacy when it comes to matters of right and wrong.

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