Generic Plavix to Arrive at All Walmart and Sam's Club Pharmacies on May 19

Retailer Reaffirms Commitment to Provide Affordable Healthcare Solutions; Offers Thousands of Generic Medications

BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced today that it will be among the first retailers to offer Clopidogrel, the generic version of Plavix®. Clopidogrel will be available at all Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies on May 19.

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Clopidogrel is the latest of the thousands of generic medications Walmart offers, allowing Americans to access quality, effective medication alternatives for a more affordable price.

"Many of our customers struggle with the cost of health care in America and forego filling prescriptions to make ends meet," said Dr. John Agwunobi, president of Walmart U.S. health and wellness. "Walmart is focused on bringing our customers the lowest prices on the products and services they need to stay healthy, including aggressively delivering new generic medications as they are released."

Walmart is committed to delivering generic alternatives to name-brand medications as soon as they become available. This year a number of popular medications will be released as generic equivalents, including:

Generic

Substitute For

Available

Escitalopram

Lexapro®

Available Now

Ibandronate

Boniva®

Available Now

Irbesartan

Avapro®

Available Now

Modafinil

Provigil®

Available Now

Quetiapine

Seroquel®

Available Now

Ziprasidone HPI

Geodon®

Available Now

Montelukast

Singulair®

August

Pioglitazone

Actos®/ActosPlus

August

Valsartan

Diovan®

September

Tolterodine

Detrol®

September

Lidocaine Patch

Lidoderm®

November

Rizatriptan

Maxalt®

December

Walmart also offers hundreds of prescriptions at $4 for a 30-day supply and $10 for a 90-day supply through its Affordable Prescription Program(i), and has saved Americans more than $4.8 billion on their prescriptions since the program launched in 2006(ii).

To fill a prescription, customers simply bring in their prescription bottle or call their local Walmart or Sam's Club pharmacy. Please visit www.walmart.com/pharmacy or www.samsclub.com/pharmacy to find the closest pharmacy.

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at over 10,000 retail units under 69 different banners in 27 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 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.

(i) "Prescription Program includes up to a 30-day supply for $4 and a 90-day supply for $10 of covered generic drugs at commonly prescribed dosages. Higher dosages cost more. Prices for some drugs covered by the Prescription Program may be higher and may vary in some states. Restrictions apply. See www.walmart.com or your Walmart pharmacist for details."

(ii) Savings based on the cost of the prescription drugs in the Affordable Prescription Program compared to the cost of the same drugs at Walmart before the Program's launch in 2006.

SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

CONTACT: ­­CONTACT: Walmart Media Relations, 1-800-331-0085, http://walmartstores.com/reporter

Web Site: http://www.walmart.com/pharmacy

Posted: May 2012

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