At-home COVID test prices rise at Walmart and Kroger

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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.

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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
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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.

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