GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Meijer Inc. has provided more than 1 million free antibiotic prescriptions during the first year of its program, Meijer co-chairmen Hank and Doug Meijer reported yesterday. The retailer launched the program in October 2006 covering leading oral generic antibiotics, with a special focus on the prescriptions most often filled for children. Meijer filled nearly 200,000 free prescriptions in the metro Detroit area alone, and more than 150,000 prescriptions in Grand Rapids. Elsewhere, Meijer stores in Ohio and northern Kentucky accounted for 200,000 free prescriptions, and Indiana stores filled more than 150,000 of the total 1 million free prescriptions. “Reaching this milestone in less than 12 months validates that this program is something that truly benefits our customers,” said Hank Meijer.
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