If you are, or were, a member of Walgreens and Express Script , you will be no more. As sad as it may be, Express Scripts has decided not to renew their three year contract with Walgreens Pharmacy. This will also affect the Duane Reade pharmacies in the New York area,
With Express Scripts not renewing their contract with Walgreens Pharmacy, this will have customers moving to to another in-network pharmacy and/or driving farther away to fill their Walgreens prescriptions. Sadly, customers will be facing less convenient hours for their hectic schedules. Walgreens offers their customers a 24-hour and drive-thru service all over the country.
An increase in prescriptions is bound to happen. This would be alright, if customers did not have to drive far and wide for every prescription they had to fill. Another thing is, unless patients with certain prescription plans with Express Scripts will be impacted. For the sake of current customers, Walgreens Prescription Savings Club has been created. This prescription saving club is risk free. That is, if you are not saving more than to cost of your membership, Walgreens will refund you the difference.
With this Prescription Savings Club, families can join for $10 annually. This price covers every member of your family up to age 22, even pets! As for individuals all they pay is $5 annually. This offer, with these awesome prices, will expire on January 31st, 2012. For current or future customers, Walgreens offers over 8,000 brand name and generics prescriptions. There are also discounts on pet medications, nebulizers and so much more. While filling up and picking up prescriptions, customers will also have an array of Walgreens brand products and photofinishing services.
Nobody likes change, especially when it comes to customers having to relocate their current pharmacy and possible pharmacy plan. Customers are not happy with this change for their current prescription plan Walgreens said over 120 Express Scripts clients have either switched PBMs or taken other steps to maintain access to Walgreens pharmacies.