Or, Maybe Publix Isn't As Awesome As We Thought
It would appear that even as Publix is adopting its free antibiotics program, it's quietly dropping its policy of providing customers with cheap generic drugs. An AARP spokesperson says, "The bottom line is, I think, consumers will end up being worse off if they have to pay full price for a lot of generics."
I'm going to keep shopping at Publix, I think-- I like the people who work at the store near my house, and they stock the kind of hummus I like. But this is disappointing-- even as they were reaping the good will and free publicity that their new policy provided, they knew that they were ending a policy that helped a lot of people.