Filling Prescriptions at Walgreens
Most of us all have prescriptions that we have to fill now and again. We either get sick or need medicine for other health reasons and have been going to Walgreens for several years to fill our prescriptions.
However, recently people with in-network pharmacy benefits had to go elsewhere due to a situation between Walgreens and Express Script, which was both unnecessary and effects America's military as well.
In 2011 Walgreens negotiated with Express Scripts for a new contract, but they did not renew the contract due to an irrational belief that Walgreens would not and could not match the costs that Express Scripts expected to make in 2012. However, this belief is entirely untrue and Walgreens did everything to negotiate, but unfortunately the contract expired on Dec 31st, 2011.
Read more on the press release.
How this Effects People and the Military Men and Women
The results today are that Walgreens can no longer fill prescriptions associated with Express Scripts, which effects many people. People are having to change to a new pharmacy or drive out of their way to get the medicine they need.
Not to mention Tricare, one of Express Scripts' clients, will no longer be filled at Walgreen's pharmacy. Tricare happens to be the health and prescription drug program for America's military service men and women! Walgreens tried everything to negotiate a separate contract for the benefit of the Tricare program and its beneficiaries, but Express Scripts continues to refuse negotiation.
Walgreens has set up a Walgreens Prescription Savings Club
To help ease the burden Walgreens has set up a prescription savings club. They are offering a special discount on annual membership for its Prescription Savings Club.
What does it entail? For $10 a year, a family membership covers everyone in an immediate family, including a spouse, dependents 22 and younger and also pets. Individuals may join for $5. If anyone joins they also can receive discount prices on their prescriptions as well as discounts on flue shops, pet prescriptions, and more.
Let's supports Walgreens efforts to help those of use who are effected by this current situation and spread the word about their new prescriptions savings club!