Costco pharmacy sales up in 2007


ISSAQUAH, Wash. Costco’s pharmacy sales were up again in 2007. According to preliminary results for its fiscal year ended Sept. 2, Costco’s pharmacy sales totaled $2.72 billion, an increase of 7.9% from 2006.

Prescription sales generated $1.347 billion in revenue–a 7.5% increase over last year – while OTC sales increased 8.1% to $1.370 billion. Costco also said it plans to open a second, central fill facility in 2008 but has not yet announced the location. It opened its first central fill center in Everett, Wash. in 2006. Costco will release its full year earnings on Oct. 11.

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