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Giant Eagle® Expands Free Prescription Program to Include Free Diabetes Medicines in Northeast Ohio

Thu, 07/29/2010 - 9:34am
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CLEVELAND, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- With diabetes affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania, Giant Eagle®, Inc. has announced that it will begin offering five commonly prescribed medications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes at no cost to medical prescription holders.

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The program, which begins July 29, includes the medications Glimepiride, Glipizide, Glyburide, Metformin and Chlorpropamide which were previously available on the supermarket retailer's $4 prescription program.  The free diabetes medication program was piloted in Columbus and Toledo, Ohio in April and to date has provided nearly $190,000 in customer savings on diabetes medications.

Diabetes has become a leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 90 percent of the 24 million Americans diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.  As a result, Giant Eagle has joined the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) movement to Stop Diabetes®, and is offering a multi-faceted program that includes free diabetes screenings and a pharmacy Diabetes Care

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