A supermarket program offering free prescriptions is undergoing some changes.
Giant Eagle has stopped offering free antibiotic and diabetes medications.
The chain says those medications are now on the list of over 300 generic prescription drugs offered at a discount.
Giant Eagle says rising drug costs are behind the pricing change, and says the formerly free medications are part of the $4 and $10 generic prescription program.
(Giant Eagle statement by spokesman Dan Donovan)
On January 17, 2013 Giant Eagle made the difficult but necessary decision to transition its free antibiotic and diabetes medications to our list of more than 300 $4 and $10 generic prescription drugs. While these medications are no longer free of charge, customers with qualifying prescriptions continue to save more than 50 percent when compared to many chain drug retailer prices.
While rising drug costs have forced Giant Eagle to transition away from offering select antibiotics and diabetes medications free of charge, the inclusion of these drugs in our $4 and $10 generic prescription program ensures that customers continue to receive these needed medications at a great value.
Since 2009, the discounted generic prescription medication program has helped 3.2 million customers save on costs associated with maintaining their families’ health and well-being. The Giant Eagle Pharmacy continues to offer the most competitively priced pharmacy program in the market, highlighted by our free prenatal medications and the ability to earn fuelperks! on qualifying prescriptions. One of the most recent fuelperks! promotions awards 25 cents in fuelperks! for every five qualifying prescriptions, providing the potential to earn up to $7.50 in free fuel.
There's been another bank robbery inside a supermarket.
Cuyahoga Falls police say a thin, dark skinned male wearing a baseball cap robbed the U.S. Bank inside the Acme store on Bailey Road at about 10:30 this (Thursday) morning.
Police say the suspect handed the bank teller a note saying "this is a robbery" and indicated that he had a gun, demanding money.
The man left the store with an undetermined amount of money.
Cuyahoga Falls police and the FBI are investigating.
The FBI has been looking into a series of bank robberies inside area supermarkets during the past few weeks, in Canton, North Canton, Cuyahoga Falls and Youngstown.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the nearest FBI office. A reward is being offered for anyone who comes forward with information leading to the arrest of the suspect.
You can contact the FBI at their Canton office at (330) 456-6200; Akron office at (330) 535-6156; Youngstown office at (330) 965-2940 and the Cleveland office at (216) 522-1400.
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North Canton police say an uncooperative shoplifter at a supermarket pulled out a knife while officers were on the way, and threatened at least one store employee.
It happened at the Giant Eagle on Maple Street at just after 4 PM on Saturday.
While police were responding, they say 21 year-old Ronald Keen III of Canton pulled out a pocket knife, then ran through the parking lot.
Police caught up with Keen a short time later in a nearby yard.
He was taken to Mercy Medical Center for treatment after complaining of minor injuries...but he picked up a new felony charge - possession of heroin - after an inventory of his property.
That'll be added to a felony aggravated robbery charge.
Police say two other males were spotted coming into the store with Keen. Their involvement in the incident is under investigation.
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