Wal-Mart Sams Club Pharmacies End Suboxone Sales in Nashville

Are we in the midst of an addiction crisis, or not? Could there be a worse time for retail giants Wal-Mart and Sams Club to pull the plug on the sale of Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail and other generic buprenorphine/naloxone medications? We think not.

Nashville Recovery staff were notified on Monday, November 18, 2019 that beginning today neither Sams Club nor Wal-Mart pharmacies would continue sales of Suboxone and other related recovery medications.

Making things worse, patients at other clinics have found this out the hard way by being tuned away from the Wal-Mart / Sams Club pharmacies they’ve been using for many years.

Some doctors are speculating that Wal-Mart corporate may be discontinuing the sale of Suboxone and perhaps other controlled substances nation-wide in the coming months.

Wal-Mart  / Sam’s Club Suboxone Pricing No Longer Competitive

One of the first indicators that they may be moving out of the Suboxone business was their pricing models. In 2018, it became very clear that most all other pharmacies offered a substantially lower price than those of Sam’s and Wal-Mart. Eventually, they even discontinued honoring GoodRX coupons, making insured patients the only ones left to sell to. That is, unless you’re willing to pay retail prices for Suboxone which are in excess of $400 per month for most patients.

It’s Really Just an Inconvenience

In reality, Sam’s and Wal-Mart discontinuing the sale of Suboxone is really more of an inconvenience than anything else. There are literally hundreds of other pharmacies in the Nashville area that sell Suboxone medications. Most of which will honor the GoodRX Suboxone coupons, which can save people hundreds of dollars per month.

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