Friday, January 13, 2012

Raise your voice for Walgreens Support

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Leading pharmacy provider Walgreens negotiations with Express Scripts for a new contract were unsuccessful and Walgreens and Express Scripts contract expired on 31st of Dec 2011. Walgreens customers felt this New Year is not good for them, in starting of this year they got disappointed news.  This situation forcing Walgreens patients to go elsewhere and they are supposed to drive farther to get prescription filled at pharmacies.
Walgreens offered to hold flat rates for new contract and Walgreens not seek an increase in rates, but the response from Express Scripts was negative and they also proposed Walgreens to slash reimbursement rates below the interest rates. Check  Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens  here.

What is happening to the customers?

    By excluding Walgreens from its pharmacy network, customers will face the below problem
1)    Increase in rate of pills.
2)    Customer has to travel long distance to get their medicines because Walgreens offers 24 hour support and drive-thru pharmacies than any other pharmacy in the country
3)    By excluding Walgreens insurance card patients will get affected. Express Scripts themselves asked insurance patient to check with the local Walgreens pharmacist to find out they are impacted with this decision.

Express Scripts put America’s military in Trouble
    
Walgreens separate contract for the benefit of Tricare program also rejected by Express Scripts. Tricare is health and prescription drug program for America’s military service men and women.
Note : One of the prestigious Express Scripts client is Tricare.
    
Employers want Walgreens in their pharmacy network
    Recent survey has conducted among 823 executives and managers who are key decision makers for pharmacy benefit program. This program revealed that they do not want to exclude Walgreens from pharmacy network.

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