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2 for 1 special on lettuce, 30% off pasta …and free ciprofoxacin?

On Monday, August 1st, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Publix supermarket chain will be giving out free prescription drugs (“Publix to offer…antibiotics for free“).   The 7 drugs which will be freely available to customers include: amoxicillin, cephalexin, penicillin VK, erythromycin, ampicillin, sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, and ciprofoxacin.

The reasons Publix is doing this are: 1) to attract more customers to come to their stores both to bolster their pharmacy business and boost foot traffic in order to increase food purchases, and 2) to create a positive publicity buzz.

Publix operates in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.