Regional food and drug retailer Pathmark has begun accepting Medicare Part B coverage at select stores.

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A&P's Pathmark now takes Medicare Part B

December 8th, 2010

MONTVALE, N.J. – Regional food and drug retailer Pathmark has begun accepting Medicare Part B coverage at select stores.

The A&P-owned supermarket chain is accepting Part B at 53 of its 117 pharmacy locations. Overall, Pathmark — A&P's largest chain — has 128 stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

In a direct-mail flyer about the new Medicare coverage, Pathmark noted that Part B covers all diabetic supplies, including test strips and lancets, as well as most home health care products and many asthma and chemotherapy medications.

"Our caring and courteous pharmacists are standing by ready to answer any questions you may have about Medicare Part B or any other insurance plan," the Pathmark flyer stated. "We are dedicated to bringing you the best medication management in the neighborhood."

In addition, Pathmark and sister food and drug chains Waldbaum's, A&P and Super Fresh are offering a lower price for their discount generic prescription drug program.

The chains have cut the price of a 30-day supply for select generics, covering over 400 commonly prescribed medications, to $3.99 from $4.99 for members of the company's Live Better Wellness Club. The supermarket retailers also are offering a 90-day supply for $9.99 and special value and lifestyle prescription drugs for $14.99 or $16.99.

Overall, A&P operates 374 supermarkets under the A&P, Pathmark, Super Fresh, The Food Emporium and Food Basics banners in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. It has 251 pharmacies under the A&P, Pathmark, Waldbaum's, Super Fresh and Food Basics banners.