In September 2009, all 28 conveniently located Stater Bros. Super Rx Pharmacies throughout Southern California began offering a free 14-day supply of selected antibiotics, including refills, to anyone with or without health insurance coverage who presented a prescription. Since the program's inception thousands of prescriptions have been filled. As a result of its success, this program remains in place to further provide customers with accessibility to crucial medications during these challenging economic times.
The free antibiotic program offers eight different classes of antibiotics, which include:
Amoxil (Generic for AMOXIL)
(Generic for CIPRO)
(Generic for SEPTRA OR BACTRIM)
"Stater Bros. realizes that many of our customers are experiencing some level of hardship," stated Jack H. Brown, Stater Bros. Chairman and CEO. "Stater Bros. will remain committed to this program to ensure the health and well-being of our valued customers."
Stater Bros. is also committed to affordable health care through the Company's $4 Generic Prescription Program. Over 300 commonly prescribed medications are $4 for a 30 day supply.
Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County, with annual sales in 2009 of $3.77 billion. The Company currently operates 167 Supermarkets, and there are over 19,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. Last year, Stater Bros. donated more than $14 million in support of nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves and is the proud recipient of the "2010 Community Service Award" from America's Supermarket Industry.