Kroger has launched a prescription membership program. GREG LYNCH/STAFF

Kroger, GoodRx launches prescription membership: Here’s how it works

A new membership program at Kroger is expected to lower the cost of commonly-prescribed generic medications for area shoppers.

The largest grocery provider in the region launched a program this week called Rx Savings Club in partnership with GoodRx, an online platform that compares current medication prices and finds discounts.

The membership program offers three tiers of medications, including free, $3 and $6 30- and 90-day prescriptions.

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“Kroger is redefining the customer experience by introducing new Wellness Your Way offerings like the Kroger Rx Savings Club,” said Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health. “Kroger operates nearly 2,200 pharmacies, serving millions of customers across America.”

The annual fee for individuals is $36 and $72 for families up to six people. The program will roll out across the nation this month.

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Traditional pharmacies have been making major changes as Amazon’s purchase of PillPack continues shaking up the industry. Walgreens recently announced an expansion of a partnership with FedEx geared at speedy delivery of prescriptions.

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