Friday, January 13, 2012

Walgreens and Express Scripts

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

You may have recently seen on the news something about Express Scripts and Walgreens. It is all a little confusing, so I'm going to break it down. 

Express Scripts is a company that provides prescriptions to places like hospitals and pharmacies. Recently, they decided to change their contracts with many of their providers. One of those was Walgreens. Walgreens decided that they did not want to continue their contract with Express Scripts because Express Scripts was unwilling to negotiate. Walgreens wasn't seeking to make more money, they simply wanted the prices to stay where they were, but Express Scripts wasn't ok with that. (For more information, go to Walgreens and Express Script)

If you get your prescriptions from Walgreens, this may affect you. If you have Tricare (military health insurance), this might affect you. Because Walgreens cannot fill Express Scripts prescriptions, you may have to go to a pharmacy that is not convenient to you. You may have to pay a lot more since Walgreens is one of the least expensive pharmacies out there. 

Fortunately, Walgreens has come up with a way to help you out. The Walgreens Prescription Savings Club is offering a special discount on annual membership for its Prescription Savings Club. An individual can join during a special January promotion for only $5, or $10 for a family membership, and receive savings on more than 8,000 brand name and all generic medications. More than 400 generics are available with a three-month supply for less than $1 a week. Regular annual membership is $20 for an individual and $35 for a family.

For more information, go to your local Walgreens pharmacy or check out Walgreens on Twitter or Walgreens on Facebook.

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