Hi everyone! This sponsored post is a little out of my normal sponsored post genre, but I know that everyone has a Walgreens in their town (well, almost everyone) so I thought this issue might affect some of you so I wanted to read up on it. I had never even heard of Express Scripts before. It must be an important issue if Walgreens is sponsoring posts for it….
The gist of it is that Express Scripts has decided that Walgreens will no longer be in its network. You can read more about the issue here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/144giYDsuBLUzZ5rJqe7oo8madlMnFkJ6xTUFcNGsNDM/edit
And here’s another link with lots more information: Walgreens and Express Scripts
From my understanding, Express Scripts didn’t renew their contract with Walgreens, so they are no longer “in network” and people will have to find new pharmacies. Which we all know Walgreens is super convenient, and easy to frequent. It sounds like Express Scripts, among other things, is leaning towards promoting their mail order pharmacy. (Obviously the information is from Walgreen’s standpoint). I know the times I use Walgreens is when I need prescriptions last minute, or when it’s late at night and nowhere else is open.
Included in this is Tricare, which affects the military – sounds like Walgreens will no longer be in network for them. They tried to negotiate the Tricare contract separately, but it didn’t go through.
Walgreens is trying to help by offering discounts on its Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens. And by informing the media and getting the word out. If you are affected negatively, you can make your voice heard.
Ways to stay informed are by following Walgreens on a couple of platforms:
This is just a brief summary and heads-up. I encourage you to read the article and form your own opinions about the issue at hand: Walgreens and Express Scripts.