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If you’ve ever needed prescription drugs in the past, you know that without insurance, things can get very pricey. For the past year, Walgreens and Express Scripts have been in negotiations to try to keep down rates for prescription customers using the Express Scripts plan.
Unfortunately, they were unable to come to an agreement, causing the two to part ways. One of the reasons for this split was Express Scripts’ refusal to negotiate a contract that would allow Walgreens to match or beat prices of prescriptions from other pharmacies for families in the Tricare network , the health and prescription drug program for America’s military service men and women.
If you are a patient under an Express Scripts plan who utilized Walgreens’ convenient 24-hour and drive-thru pharmacies, you may have to change your pharmacist. Check with your pharmacist or the back of your prescription insurance card to see if you will be affected by this split.
To help customers during this potential transition, Walgreens is taking steps to help make any needed transitions smooth, or to provide options for those who want to stay with their local pharmacist. As part of this effort, Walgreens is offering a special discount on annual membership to its Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens. During the month of January, you can join this plan for just $5 (or $10 for family membership) and receive savings on more than 8,000 brand name medications and all generic medications. Regular prices are $20 for an individual and $35 for a family.