Friday, January 13, 2012

Showing My Support for Walgreens!

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I have had my prescriptions filled at Walgreens for quite a while now, and I have always been more than satisfied with the service and care I have received.  I was recently made aware of a decision made by Express Scripts to remove Walgreens from its' network.  I don't use Express Scripts myself, but I have friends who do!  I just wanted to pass along this important information to let others know what is happening! To read more about Walgreens and Express Script, simply click the hyperlink. Express Scripts is doing a serious injustice to their customers! 

It does not affect everyone, only patients with certain insurance plans that are managed by Express Scripts. Your Walgreens' pharmacist will be happy to check for you if you are unsure.

Want to know what I think is crazy?  Walgreens has been negotiating with Express Scripts for the past YEAR in an effort to get a new contract signed, but Express Scripts does not seem willing to negotiate!  Instead of helping patients, Express Scripts seems to be holding them hostage!  Now, patients are not being given a real choice when choosing their pharmacy.  They are stuck using only pharmacies that are in-network for their pharmacy benefits.  Believe me, that is no BENEFIT at all!!   My favorite thing about Walgreens has to be the 24 hour drive through windows!  Not having this available for Express Script customers is a huge inconvenience! 

To make matters even worse, even our military is being affected!  One of Express Scripts' clients is Tricare, which is the program the military uses for their heath and prescription drug plan!  As if our service men and women don't already have enough to worry about, now they are being forced to leave Walgreens!   Walgreens did try to maintain the business with Tricare and Express Scripts!  They guaranteed that the Walgreens' prices would match or BEAT the average costs per adjusted prescription from all the in network pharmacies in the Tricare Network!  Express Scripts rejected all offers!  Walgreens is trying to help make the transition as smooth as possible and are doing everything they can to help patients use Walgreens whenever possible, and to take care of them when they are forced to leave Walgreens to remain in their in-network coverage.

Walgreens is trying to help customers by offering special discounts on annual membership in the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club.

Walgreens wants to help with everything they can.  Do you want to help?  Make your voice heard by contacting your local news channel or newspaper and tell them this is unacceptable! Use social media too!  You can also show your support and stay up to date by following Walgreens on Twitter or like Walgreens on Facebook.

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