On December 31 the contract expired between Walgreens and Express Script because ES did not want to allow Walgreens to lock them into a rate which could not increase. This means that those who have insurance that deals with Express Scripts will no longer be able to use Walgreens to fill their scripts. So if you currently pick up your scripts at Walgreens, you may want to confirm that your insurance has not removed their coverage of Walgreen's services. This is enraging customers because they will not have to possibly drive further and use pharmacies with less convenient hours, and certainly without the discountsWalgreen always offers it's customers.
Walgreen's attempts to renegotiate this contract involved an attempt to help support military and military families by negotiating a better contract for Tricare, which serves the military. In the meantime, Walgreen's is trying to help the affected customers by offering a special discount on annual membership for its Walgreens Prescription Savings Club. If you are effected or enraged by the situation feel free to contact your local media to let them know what is going on and that you aren't happy about it. Support Walgreens in their fight against riding medical costs.
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