Walmart and Kroger at BinaxNOW will see at-home COVID-19 testing prices increase after a deal with the White House expires in mid-December.
Running news: BinaxNOW, one of the first at-home tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration, has become increasingly popular over the past month due to the highly infectious Omicron variant.
big picture: Walmart and Kroger made a deal With the White House in September to sell the tests for $14. Amazon also struck a deal to sell the kit for $24.
- Walmart said in a statement that prices for the test kits will increase to $19.98 per box after the company puts the price at $14 during the holidays.
- A Kroger spokesperson said in a statement that the company has “fulfilled our commitment to the Biden administration to sell at cost for 100 days” and that the retail price, $23.99, has been reinstated.
- BinaxNOW testing is currently . not available on heroine, CVS And Walgreens Test kits are selling for $23.99 per box
of comment: The White House said on Tuesday it will finalize a contract to mail COVID-19 rapid tests to millions of Americans later this month after Americans struggled to find tests last month.