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A woman in the news is found dead behind their church building and initial investigation found no foul play. The husband told the media that it's his greatest fear finding his wife off the medication and die. She was bipolar by the way and they cannot keep up with the cost of medication so she skip a few times taking medications.
I am talking about this because many people will be sure affected by failed Walgreens new negotiation with Express Scripts. And the bad news is Walgreens is no longer part of Express Scripts pharmacy provider network as of Jan.1,2012 that forces many patients on medication including America's military service men and women since they are under Tricare which is health and drug program for them. Patients are going through the added hassle of changing new pharmacists, driving farther and not seeing the rates going down.
Now what the pharmacy is doing to help ease the burden its clients? Walgreens actually took an unprecedented step of offering Express Scripts a guarantee that their prices would match or beat the average costs per adjusted prescription of all other pharmacies in the Tricare network. Truly, Walgreens and Express Script should go together. To read more of this information please visit this press release link https://docs.google.com/document/d/144giYDsuBLUzZ5rJqe7oo8madlMnFkJ6xTUFcNGsNDM/edit?pli=1 here. The release says, only those patients on certain prescription insurance plans managed by Express Scripts are impacted. You should check out your Walgreens pharmacies near you to confirm this.
Another step that the pharmacy is taking to minimize disruption is offering a special discount on annual membership for Walgreens Prescription Savings Club. You may join now and for they have a special January promotion for only $5 or $10 for family membership which entitles you to receive savings on your prescription medication on more than 8,000 brand name and all generic medications.
Also we can all show our support to Walgreens by simply following Walgreens on Twitter and become a fan of Walgreens on Facebook. Let's keep updated of the latest news of Walgreens pharmacy by simply doing on any of those two urls above.