Orlando area Publix Super Markets are distributing warnings to customers that the company’s free prescription medication program is ending on June 1st. This means that some prescription medications that were previously free at Publix will no longer be offered at no cost.
“While we are no longer offering medications for free, many will still be available at Publix Pharmacy at little to no out-of-pocket cost with most insurance plans,” the company says on a flier for customers.
While not confirmed publicly, according to some Publix employees citing internal company emails, all medications that were free through Publix Pharmacy – like amoxicillin, lisinopril, metformin, amlodipine and others – could now possibly cost $7.50 for a 90 day or 14 day supply where appropriate.
Publix customers around Florida are encouraged to ask their local pharmacist any questions about the program ending or what it may mean for them and their medication costs. Publix says their pharmacists may be able to offer suggestions to help with affording medications.
Back in 2020, Publix Super Markets announced it filled the 100 millionth prescription under its free medication program. At the time, Publix said they were “proud to provide a service that helps our customers afford their medications.” Overall, Publix now operates stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
Here’s the flier giving customers notice: