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