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Prescription Contract Negotiations: Who Is the Real Winner?

In a tight economy, the last thing that people need to worry about is prescription medications for their own health care. Unfortunately, that is exactly what is happening for members of the Express Scripts plan who use Walgreens as their pharmacy.

As of January 1, 2012, Walgreens is no longer part of the Express Scripts plan due to an inability to reach agreements during contract negotiations brought on by Express Scripts. Walgreens felt as if they were working with Express Scripts, even offering to maintain and not raise rates, but to no avail.

Unfortunately, this displaces many consumers, including military families, who use Walgreens as their only local pharmacy resource.

“In an effort to minimize [customer] disruption and inconvenience, Walgreens unveiled a comprehensive national effort to make this transition as smooth as possible and is doing all it can to help patients continue to use Walgreens when possible,” Walgreens released in a Walgreens and Express Script statement.

One of the ways Walgreens is helping is to offer discounts for its Walgreens Prescription Savings Club membership, which allows members to receive savings on more than 8,000 brand name and all generic medications. Additionally, members can get discounts on flu shots, pet prescriptions, nebulizer and diabetic supplies. There are even bonuses when you purchase Walgreens brand products and photo-finishing services.

 

To learn more about the change and what they’re doing, follow Walgreens on Twitter and Walgreens on Facebook.

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Along with being a contributor to PrimeParentsClub.com, Jacqueline Wilson is: Appalachia Advocate~Supporter of Women~Writer~Accidental Pit Bull Advocate. Founder and executive director of Monkey Do Project and co-author of 50 Shades of Frayed: What Happens When 'I Do' Becomes 'Not Tonight': A Humorous Mompilation.