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Spotlight: Walgreens to Help Customers Effected by Express Scripts Decision
If you are one of the millions of Americans that are on prescription medications, then you need to pay attention to this post. There is something really important going on right now. The company Express Scripts has discontinued it’s relationship with Walgreens Pharmacy as of December 31st due to a stalemate in contract negotiations between Walgreens and Express Scripts.
You can read more in the press release. The facts as they stand are quite simple. Walgreens wants to offer competitive prices, and pass those on to the customers. Express Scripts is a “middle man” company between the prescription providers and pharmacies. Express’ is growing their profits at a larger and larger rate while at the same time making the costs higher and higher for Walgreens to fulfill the prescriptions.
What does that mean for you?
That means that none of the prescriptions that Express Scripts provides are currently in Walgreens stores. This effects millions across the nation, including many families and military veterans. Military families use Tricare, who is another client of Express Scripts. Walgreens has offered to match or beat the costs of Tricare prescriptions in their proposed negotiations.
If you find that you are effected, please contact your local media as soon as possible. Call your new stations and email your local newspapers and let them know you are effected by the breakdown in negotiations.
Walgreens wants to help.
They are currently offering a discount for the Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens. The special price for an individual is $5 per year, and $10 for a family. That gives you access to the over 8,000 brand name and 400 generic prescriptions still found at any Walgreens in the country.