You may have heard about the ending of negotiations between Walgreens and Express Scripts. The result is, Walgreens is not a part of Express Scripts’ pharmacy provider network anymore since Jan 1, 2012.
Walgreens is one of the largest pharmacy chains while Express Scripts is the most popular prescription middle-men. If Walgreens and Express Scripts can’t work together, customers like us will have to pay more for overall health care costs. This absolutely causes a significant disruption and bring no benefit to us. That’s why it needs everybody’s support to have themselves still be part of Express Scripts network.
Walgreens is doing their best to help ease their burden posed to customers. They are offering a special discount on annual membership for its Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens:
For $10 a year, a family membership covers everyone in your immediate family, including a spouse, dependents 22 and younger and pets. Individuals may join for $5. Join and receive discount prices on your prescriptions.
We can tell more benefits included in the package, like savings on more than 8,000 brand-name and all generic medications, discounts on flu shots, pet prescriptions, nebulizers and diabetic supplies, and bonuses when you purchase Walgreens brand products and photofinishing services.