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CVS Slashes Generic Drug Costs

Medications offered for under $10

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    CVS Slashes Generic Drug Costs
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    CVS is getting involved in the prescription drug war.

    The drug war is heating up, after one of the nation's largest drugstore chains offers deep discounts on generic prescriptions.

    Drugstore giant CVS Caremark Corp. announced it would sell 90-day supplies of more than 400 medications for $9.99 and offer discounts for cash-paying patients at its in-store medical clinics, the Los Angeles Times reported.  The news came amid national concern about the spiraling cost of healthcare.

    The price war was unleashed by Wal-Mart a few years ago.

    CVS's Rx Health Savings Pass program ties prescription savings to its in-store medical services.  Customers must enroll in the program by paying an annual fee of $10. Members paying cash can save 10% on visits to the retailer's in-store MinuteClinics.

    The program begins Nov. 9.