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Walgreens is no longer part of Express Scripts’ pharmacy provider network as of January 1, 2012. The situation forced pharmacy patients and costumers to go elsewhere to use their in-network pharmacy benefits which is inconvenient and was unnecessary. The dispute between Walgreens and Express Scripts causing inconvenience to their pharmacy patients, employees and costumers. Express Scripts’ actions are causing disruption with no significant benefit to patients or their health plan. Patients covered by an Express Scripts plan now find themselves not only having to change their pharmacists, but many are having to drive farther to get prescriptions filled at pharmacies with less convenient hours for their hectic schedules.
Moreover, Tricare is Express Scripts client also suffer from the situation. Tricare is the health and prescription drug program for America’s military service men and women. Employers value having Walgreens as a pharmacy option for their employees that offers more 24-hour and drive-thru services than any other pharmacy in the country, but Express Scripts wants to take that choice away.
Meanwhile, Walgreens is helping to ease the burden by offering a special discount on annual membership. Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens offers discount pricing on medications for family members and savings benefits on other services. Support Walgreens and stay updated by following Walgreens on Twitter and liking Walgreens on Facebook. For every new “like” now through Feb 29, Walgreens will donate $1 to Way to Well Fund Commitment Partners. I encourage you to visit their sites. Thank you!