You are probably wondering why an article like this is going into my travel blog. The answer is simple. If you travel throughout the United States and are an Express Scripts member (like my Dad was), you will no longer have the convenience of using Walgreens to fill your prescriptions.
Walgreens tried for a year to negotiate a new contract with Express Scripts and remain part of the Express Scripts pharmacy network. Those negotiations failed due to the control Express Scripts wanted to have, such as defining what is and is not a generic. The result is that Express Scripts subscribers will now have to arrange for their prescriptions to be filled at another pharmacy, with absolutely no benefit to the subscriber.
What many people do not realize is that Express Scripts is the middleman between our military and TriCare, the defense department’s pharmacy benefits program. More than 250,000 member of the military and their families have signed petitions to demand the inclusion of Walgreens in the Express Scripts program.
If you are a Walgreens and Express Scripts client, make your voice heard. Contact your local media. Support Walgreens by liking Walgreens on Facebook and following Walgreens on Twitter. In the meantime, Walgreens wants to help its customers. Take advantage of the special annual membership discount for the Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens.