This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.
Have you been affected Walgreens and Express Scripts fallout? Effective as of January 01, 2012 Walgreens is no longer part of the approved network of pharmacy providers for Express Scripts insurance holders. This affects hundreds of thousands of people who have depended on Walgreens extended network of pharmacies and more 24 hour drive thru prescription windows than any other pharmacy. Customers who have been happy with the service that Walgreens has always offered them are now being forced to move their prescriptions to new pharmacies, a lot of which might not be as convenient as far as hours and locations. If you have Tricare (military members and their families) you will find that you are very much a part of this change.
Walgreens fought for a new contract with Express Scripts ( a middleman ) but because of conflicting ideas where denied and were not able to hang on to Tricare members either. But Walgreens wants you to know that they want your business and can help you make this transition easier. You can also sign up for Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens at a discounted rate for the month of January. This temporary discount is being offered to help all of those Express Scrips members stay with Walgreens if they would like to. Regular pricing for a years membership is $20 per individual and $35 for a family but right now you can sign up for only $5 and $10 respectively. This prescription savings club offers savings on 8000+ brand-name and generic medications. You can also save on other Walgreens services, like your annual flu shot.