Consumerist reports that Target will be following Wal-Mart's lead in offering a generic alternative to expensive birth-control pills – a one month's supply at $9 compared to $30 for a namebrand version – but only in states that don't prohibit it. As reports:

Laws in Minnesota, Wisconsin and seven other states prevent pharmacies from selling drugs below their true cost. As a result, Wal-Mart will charge more to consumers here for nine of the 24 drugs being added to its generic discount program.In the case of a generic birth control pill called Tri-Sprintec, two Wal-Mart pharmacies in the Twin Cities on Friday were selling a one-month supply for $26.88.

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