Giant Food Announces Free Antibiotic Prescription Program
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Giant Pharmacies Focus on Helping Consumers During Difficult Economic Times LANDOVER, Md.--(Business Wire)-- At a time when the health of many families are affected by a difficult economy, Giant Food, in a major consumer wellness initiative, is launching a free prescription program covering 36 generic antibiotics in nine basic categories. The program will run from January 2-March 21, 2009, at all Giant pharmacies. "Giant pharmacies are committed to improving the health and wellness in our communities during the winter season when families are susceptible to coughs, colds, and bacteria-borne illnesses," explained Andrea Astrachan, consumer advisor for Giant Food. "As the provider of fresh, wholesome foods that help our customers stay healthy, we feel it is equally important to offer these free antibiotics to fight illness," she said. In recent months Giant has held an Affordable Food Summit, offered customers Real Deal savings and expanded its line of corporate brand products against the backdrop of a difficult economy. This new wellness promotion is all about access - to the prescriptions families need from a company that cares about the health and wellness of the communities it serves. "Free antibiotics is the latest good news our pharmacies are offering the public," Ms. Astrachan said. "We also offer up to a 90 day supply on over 350 commonly prescribed generic drugs for only $9.99." Giant is supporting the program with television advertising, physician outreach, in-store communication and an expanded web presence. For additional information along with a list of the antibiotics included in this program go to www.giantfood.com/antibiotics. To schedule an interview with Robin Michel, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Giant Food, please contact Caroline DeHaan at 202-414-0791. About Giant Food Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, MD, operates 182 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 21,000 associates. Included within the 182 stores are 163 full-service pharmacies. For more on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com. Giant Food LLC Jamie Miller, 301-341-8776 firstname.lastname@example.org or Caroline DeHaan, 202-414-0791 email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2008