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A walgreens change

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For years my family has used Walgreens as our only place to go to get prescriptions. It’s close, it’s convenient, it’s cheap, and most importantly- reliable. A change has been made lately that has put us in quite a quandry between Walgreens and Express Script

Our insurance uses Express Scripts, but due to negotiations being unsuccessful, the contract has ended and Walgreens is now no longer a pharmacy provider of Express Scripts. 

 

Only those who use Express Scripts are affected, like us- because now Walgreens is no longer covered under our insurance plan, forcing us to drive farther and go somewhere we aren’t comfortable with and don’t know as well as we know our local Walgreens. I know I for one am feeling disappointed by this, but all is not lost.

Express Scripts has already said that their members who switch will not see significant savings by doing so, they may even see an increase in prices. And to ease the burden, Walgreens is offering a discounted rate to their Walgreens Prescription Savings Club

An individual can join the prescription club for only $5, or $10 for a family plan and save on up to 8,000 brand name and generic medications during a special January promotion. A normal plan is $20 for an individual and $35 for a family. 

 

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Posted on January 14, 2012 by Holdin' Holden 1 Comment
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  • I work in Healthcare… and I have read many things about the Walgreens and Express Scripts “war”.

    It comes down to this…. CVS.. RiteAid… (Who are owned by the same company) …. Offer discounts to Express Scripts.

    Walgreens.
    Said no.

    Express Scripts got pissy…. and basically said, “Fine, you don’t want to play with us? We’re taking our friends (aka: customers) with us.”

    They’re hoping bullying the system will make Walgreens play ball.

    These insurance companies need to learn that they are HURTING their customers by making them go MAIL ORDER or to pharmacies that can’t accommodate their needs.

    Just venting.
    Sorry.