Price Update as of October 2012: Cost Per Pill
When we queried the large pharmacy providers five months ago, we were told that after a few months competition would set in and prices should drop significantly. Our survey on October 4, 2012 showed only a very small dip in prices. So much for free market competition!
For 75 mg generic clopidogrel, both CVS and Walgreens were quoting slightly more than $5.50 a pill, only an 8% drop from May. WalMart/Sam's Club was offering generic clopidogrel in their in-store pharmacies for approximately $1.80 per pill; $1.50 if you ordered from their centralized home delivery.
But once again, the price winner was Costco. Their cash price is now $0.32 a pill, or under $10 a month!
Worthy of note: Brand-name Plavix is now selling for $7.50/pill at Walgreen's, a significant rise from the pre-generic era. In fact, Walgreen's current generic price of $5.50 is slightly more than the brand-name price was before the drug went generic.