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Recently, my husband received a letter from Express Scripts notifying us that Walgreens will not be anymore be part of Express Scripts’ pharmacy provider network as of January 1, 2012 and provided us with other choices or alternatives where we can have our prescriptions filled.
It didn’t occur to us that prior to this letter, much has been happening between Walgreens and Express Scripts.
Express Scripts is a health care system middleman between pharmacies providing the health care service and employers and health plans who pay for the medications. One of Express Scripts’ clients is Tricare, the health and prescription drug program for America’s military service men and women – where we also have our insurance.
According to the press release, “a quarter of a million U.S. military personnel, family members, retirees and others in the Department of Defense Tricare pharmacy benefits program, and their supporters, so far have signed petitions demanding access to Walgreens pharmacies under the Tricare pharmacy program.”
If you are also affected by Express Scripts and upset about not being able to use Walgreens, you may try to contact your local media and voice your dissatisfaction.
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