After making changes its value-priced medication program, Walgreens now charges $5 to $15 each for 30-day supply of several hundred generic drugs in 23 categories, as of January 2014. The discounts are for members of the Walgreens prescription savings club, which costs an annual membership fee of $20 for individuals and $30 for families, according to 4DollarDrugs.
Also under the plan, 90-day supplies of the same generics are available to club members for prices ranging from $10 to $30. Anyone can join the savings club, states 4DollarDrugs.
Walgreens classifies the value-priced medications into three tiers. Tier-one drugs are priced at $5 for a 30-day supply and $10 for a 90-day supply. Tier-two drugs are priced at $10 for a 30-day supply and $20 for a 90-day supply. For tier-three drugs, Walgreens charges $15 for a 30-day supply and $30 for a 90-day supply, 4DollarDrugs reports.
Value-priced prescriptions are found in each of these categories: anti-fungal, anti-malaria, anti-viral, arthritis or pain, and asthma. Other categories include blood pressure, cholesterol, allergy, diabetes and gastrointestinal health, explains 4DollarDrugs. A few of the tier-one drugs include naproxen sodium 275 milligrams for pain, atenolol 100 milligrams for blood pressure and estradiol 0.5 milligrams, 1 milligram or 2 milligrams for women's health.