This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’m sure that many of you are well aware of some, if not all of the chatter surrounding Walgreens and Express Script. If not, here’s the gist of it.
Last year Walgreens announced that it would no longer be a part of the pharmacy network under Express Scripts because of the unsuccessfulness of contract negotiations.
Essentially the Express Scripts program is a prescription program that pays out to Walgreens and other pharmacies for companies. I won’t pretend to know all of the technical jargon, but it happens, and most of us with insurance plans have a prescription card that we need to present when we go and pick up our bottles of medication.
From following Walgreens on Twitter and following Walgreens on Facebook I’ve seen a multitude of tweets and posts in support and in condemnation of the large pharmacy. Most patients under the Express Scripts prescription network are finding that they have to change pharmacies and in doing so, may find themselves having to drive longer distances from home in order to fill their prescriptions.
What Walgreens has done to ease the inconvenience of their current patients is to offer a discount on their Walgreens Prescription Savings Club for the month of January. Individuals can join for $5 and families can join for $10. This is a significant savings off of the original $20 per individual and $35 for families. With this prescription club,patients will be able to save on more than 8,000 brand name and generic medications. They will also receive discounts on flu shots, diabetic supplies and nebulizers.
All in all, do your research and then apply accordingly.
To read more, you can go to Walgreens and Express Script and make sure to make the decision best for you.