Friday, January 13, 2012

Walgreens and Express Scripts Part Ways

This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

Here is one disappointing piece of news: Express Scripts will no longer allow their customers to use Walgreens in filling and refilling their prescriptions. This is very saddening, to think that people under the Express Scripts drug coverage have already built good personal relationships with Walgreens pharmacists. Besides, you can certainly trust Walgreens to look after your family’s health as far as prescription drugs is concerned. 

Walgreens and Express Scripts tried to negotiate, but in the end, all talks proved to be futile. Express Scripts opted not to renew their contract with Walgreens, which expired last December 31, 2011. Now, many Express Scripts customers would have to look for new pharmacies just to fill their prescriptions, and some might even have to travel far just to get their medications.

Even men and women in the military who are under TriCare might be affected, although Walgreens is trying to work out something for them. Walgreens doesn’t want the service to military troops to be disrupted, because they have always been after the welfare of our country’s troops. Hence, they are stepping up to help others, including Express Scripts customers, who want to keep on filling their prescriptions at Walgreens pharmacies. They are pushing for Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens and even have a month-long promo where membership rates are reduced. This program offers excellent savings on over 8.000 prescription drugs.

If you feel as strongly about this issue as I do, I am asking you to show your support for Walgreens. You can do this by liking Walgreens on Facebook or following the updates at Walgreens on Twitter. It is high time that the voice of consumers be heard.


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