VA gives workers guidance on switching prescriptions

    With two major discount chains - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and Target Corp. - filling some generic drug prescriptions for $4, the Department of Veterans Affairs has issued guidance to its staff about how to transfer a veteran's prescriptions to one of the civilian pharmacies.

    Launched in Tampa, Fla., by Wal-Mart, and now offered in 27 states with further expansion still possible, the $4 price for generic drugs is half the $8 prescription co-payment that the VA charges some veterans, which has prompted veterans to considering changing the way they get their prescriptions filled. (More)