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Walmart Announces Generic Lipitor® (Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets) Available in Stores Today

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Dec 1, 2011 - 12:22:09 PM



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(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 1, 2011 -- Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced today the availability of atorvastatin calcium tablets in all Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies immediately for patients with valid prescriptions. The all-new generic substitute of the brand name drug better known as Lipitor® provides a more affordable medication option for the millions of Americans who need to lower their cholesterol due to heart disease or are at risk for developing heart disease. Walmart is one of the first retailers to offer the authorized generic version of Lipitor, allowing Americans to get the same quality, effective drug for a lesser price.

"Offering generic Lipitor® immediately at an everyday low price is another example of Walmart's commitment to helping our customers save money and live better, especially those who are struggling with the spiraling cost of health care in America and are often on a fixed income," said John Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A, M.P.H., senior vice president & president of Walmart U.S. Health & Wellness.

People can bring in their prescription bottle or call their local Walmart Pharmacy or Sam's Club Pharmacy to easily transfer their prescriptions. Visit www.walmart.com or www.samsclub.com to find the closest pharmacy.

The Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan (PDP) is another way customers can save money on their prescriptions. Enrollment in Medicare Part D plans for 2012 ends December 7, 2011. This is the second year Humana and Walmart are offering the Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)to seniors and people with disabilities. It is the PDP with the lowest premium in 2012* at $15.10/month throughout all 50 states and Washington DC. Since its launch last year, more than one million people have enrolled in this plan. Humana and Walmart make it easy for people to compare Medicare Part D plan prices online by using a plan finder tool available at walmart.com/rxplan. People interested in comparing plans can also check medicare.gov to view plan options.

*According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at over 9,700 retail units under 69 different banners in 28 countries. With fiscal year 2011 sales of $419 billion, Walmart employs 2.1 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://walmartstores.com, and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

Web Site: http://www.walmartstores.com

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