When Walgreens and Express Scripts decided to end their partnership, I felt sad. Walgreens has always been known to provide affordable medicines and outstanding deals. However, now that the two have decided to part ways, Express Scripts users who have built relationships with pharmacists of Walgreens would now have to look for other pharmacists, even going as far as driving farther just to get their prescriptions or refills.
Moreover, this whole brouhaha has also affected military men and women who are under TriCare, a health and prescription drug program especially for the country’s troops. Thankfully, Walgreens has a soft spot for our country’s troops and they have taken the initiative by working out a separate contract for TriCare so there wouldn’t be any disruption of service for our troops.
In addition, Walgreens is offering a special discount on the annual membership for Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens for the entire month of January. They are extending this promo to Express Scripts users who might want to still transact with them. This promotion allows customers to avail of $5 for individual and $10 for family membership fees and be entitled to discounts on more than 8000 brand names and generic medications.