Stater Bros.’ pharmacies will offer the breast cancer medication Tamoxifen for free in October to those with prescriptions as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“At some point in their lives, almost everyone has been affected by cancer,” said Stater Bros. Chairman and CEO Jack Brown. “Stater Bros. Supermarkets believes in doing the right thing for the right reason, and we are so proud to … assist in the fight against cancer by offering this medication free of charge to those brave women battling this disease.”
During October, individuals with a prescription for Tamoxifen can receive a no-cost, 30-day supply of the drug from any Stater Bros. pharmacy, according to the company, which operates a dozen stores in Riverside County.
Tamoxifen is an estrogen regulator that has been used for the past 30 years to help prevent a recurrence of breast cancer.
The cost of a 30-day supply can vary from $13 to $42, depending on the strength, according to listings on pharmaceutical Web sites.
The National Cancer Institute estimates roughly 207,000 women and 2,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and more than 40,000 people will die from the disease.