I am not sure if I have ever shared this with you but my mom is handicapped and has a myriad of medical issues. Along with medical issues, come many medications and trips to the pharmacy for our family. One pharmacy we get her medications at, as well as other household items, is Walgreens.
Recently, you may have heard about the issues with Walgreens and Express Script regarding contract negotiations that proved unsuccessful. As a result, Walgreens and Duane Reade pharmacies in New York City are not going to be participating in the Express Scripts’ pharmacy provider network as of January 1, 2012.
Even though you may not be affected, I am sure you can imagine this distress this may be causing some people to feel therefore, Walgreens has chosen NOT to increase its rates, thus allowing patients to keep their own pharmacists at a competitive cost using its Walgreens Prescription Savings Club.
Therefore, in an effort to ease the burden this has caused some, Walgreens is also offering a special discount on annual membership for its Prescription Savings Club. For $10 a year, a family membership covers everyone in your immediate family, including a spouse, dependents 22 and younger and pets. Individuals may join for $5. Join and receive discount prices on your prescriptions.
Other benefits include:
*Savings on more than 8,000 brand-name and all generic medications
*Discounts on flu shots, pet prescriptions, nebulizers and diabetic supplies
*Bonuses when you purchase Walgreens brand products and photofinishing services