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Negotiations between Walgreens and Express Script for a new contract were unsuccessful. Effective January 1, 2012, Walgreens pharmacies nationwide are no longer part of Express Scripts’ pharmacy provider network.
As a result, patients are finding themselves forced to not only change their pharmacists, but are also inconvenienced by having to drive further and adjust to less convenient hours in their already hectic schedules. This disruption was not necessary and patients are not seeing a lower cost in exchange for the hassle they have to go through to get a prescription filled. In fact, costs may even go up without Walgreens competitive pricing.
Many patients have used Walgreens pharmacies for years and have a personal relationship with their Walgreens pharmacist. So Walgreens is making every effort to make this transition as smooth as possible for patients who choose to leave in order to use their insurance coverage.
This does not apply to all patients. Check the back of your insurance card, if it says Express Scripts, then you may be affected. Of course you can also check with your Walgreens pharmacist to find out for sure.
Walgreens is also offering a special discount on annual membership for the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club. During a special January promotion, an individual can join for only $5, or $10 will cover your entire family. Included with the plan are savings on more than 8,000 brand name and all generic medications. And than 400 generics are available for less than $1 a week.
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