Wal-Mart (RSH) rolled out its $4 generic prescription program in 12 additional states, bringing the total to 27.
The Bentonville, Ark., retailer said $4 monthly prescriptions on some generic drugs will be now be available in an additional 1,008 stores throughout Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, South Dakota and Virginia.
Wal-Mart announced last month a plan to sell drugs for that amount in Florida, setting off a fierce selloff in the big pharmacy chains. The company has twice expanded the program since, citing consumer demand. Wal-Mart had originally planned to expand the program in January.