Walgreens is no longer part of Express Scripts’ pharmacy provider network as of Jan. 1, 2012. Patients covered by an Express Scripts plan will now find themselves not only having to change their pharmacists, but many are having to drive farther to get prescriptions filled at pharmacies with less convenient hours.
Patients will not see their costs go down in exchange for the hassle they’re being put to. It’s very inconveniencing for the patients. Only patients with prescription insurance plans managed by Express Scripts are affected.
Walgreen found a way to help with this problem. They are offering a special discount on annual membership for Walgreens Prescription Savings Club.
For $10 a year, a family membership covers everyone in your immediate family, including a spouse, dependents 22 and younger and pets. Individuals may join for $5. Join and receive discount prices on your prescriptions.
Other benefits include:
Savings on 8,000 and more brand-name and all generic medications
Discounts on flu shots, pet prescriptions, nebulizers and diabetic supplies
Bonuses when you buy Walgreens brand products and photofinishing services