Kroger is expanding its discount on generic drugs, offering 90-day prescriptions for $10 and covering more women's health medications. The move comes as...

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CINCINNATI — Kroger is expanding its discount on generic drugs, offering 90-day prescriptions for $10 and covering more women’s health medications.

The move comes as the Cincinnati-based grocer faces increased competition from Wal-Mart, which similarly expanded its own low-cost prescription program last week.

Kroger says the discounts are available beginning today in all 1,900 of its in-store pharmacies.

Last fall, Kroger and other retail chains began offering more than 300 generic drugs for $4 per prescription.

The drugs offered in Kroger’s expanded program include generic drugs used to treat breast cancer and osteoporosis.

Kroger operates stores in 31 states under two dozen local banners including Fred Meyer, QFC, Food 4 Less, Fry’s, Ralphs, King Soopers, Scott’s, Smith’s and Dillons.