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Wal-Mart Expanding Generic Drug Program

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Wal-Mart Expanding Generic Drug Program

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Wal-Mart Expanding Generic Drug Program

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Wal-Mart has announced it's expanding a plan to charge $4 for some generic drugs to stores throughout the state, after testing it in Tampa. Company officials say they expect to take the program national next year.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

On Fridays, the business report focuses on your money. And if you live in Florida you might be spending less of it.

Wal-Mart just announced it is expanding a plan to charge four dollars for some generic drugs to stores throughout the state. They've already tested this in Tampa. Company officials say they expect to take this national next year.

This is the latest healthcare move by the company, which has been stung by criticism about its own employee health coverage. Still, it's forced Target to say it would match the four dollar price.

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