Many of us turn to Walgreens when we have a prescription that needs to be filled. Walgreens are all over and when you are not feeling good and just want to get your prescription it is easy. Walgreens is fast and I have found very friendly.
Walgreens has been in negotiations with Express Scripts for a new contract to continue as part of its pharmacy provider network. The contract Walgreens was in with Express Scripts ended December 31, 2011. The contract negotiations were unsuccessful. Walgreens is no longer part of Express Scripts' pharmacy provider network as of January 1, 2012.
If you don't know if your insurance plan is managed by Express Scripts please check with your local Walgreens pharmacist. If you look on the back of your card and see Express Scripts you could be affected. If you using a military prescription plan this could effect you. If you are affected Express Scripts wants you to order your medication and not get them from Walgreens.
Walgreens is trying to minimize the disruptions by offering a special discount on their annual membership for it Prescription Savings Club. An individual can join during a special January Promotion for only $5, or $10 for a family membership, and receive savings on more than 8,000 brand name and all generic medications. More than 400 generics are available with a three-month supply for less than $1 a week. Regular annual membership is $20 for an individual and $35 for a family.