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A year ago, Walgreens discussed with Express Scripts the latest agreement to continue as part of its pharmacy contributor network. Those negotiations failed, and the agreement ended Dec. 31. As an effect, Walgreens is no longer a branch of Express Scripts’ pharmacy supplier network as of Jan. 1, 2012. This contains all Walgreens pharmacies nationwide and Duane Reade pharmacies in the New York City area. Beyond the contract issues between Walgreens and Express Scripts is actually concerning the value of your local community pharmacy.
This action causes distraction with no major advantage to patients. Patients enclosed by an Express Scripts plan currently find themselves not only having to modify their pharmacists, but several have to go beyond that to obtain prescriptions filled at pharmacies with fewer convenient hours for their hectic plans. So Walgreens presents more 24-hour and drive thru pharmacies than any other pharmacy in the country. And patients are not seeing their costs go down in exchange for the increased hassle they’re being subjected to. It’s all pain and no gain.
They are presenting a special discount on annual membership for its Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens for only $10 a year; a family membership covers everyone in your immediate family, including a spouse, dependents 22 years old and younger as well as pets. Individuals may join for $5. Join and obtain discount prices on your prescriptions. Only patients with certain prescription insurance plans managed by Express Scripts are affected. If it doesn’t say Express Scripts, then they are not affected. So what are you waiting for? Support Walgreens on Facebook and follow Walgreens on Twitter