Giant EagleÃ‚® Expands Free Prescription Program to Include Free Diabetes Medicines in Northeast Ohio
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.
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