Many of you may have already heard of the Walgreens and Express Script parting of ways. As someone who has Express Script, and has been getting prescriptions filled at Walgreens for many years now, it is something I am currently dealing with. I was a bit disappointed and annoyed by not being able to fill my prescriptions at the pharmacy which is most convenient to me. I don’t take ongoing medications, so the option to have medications delivered by mail is really not applicable to me. I am generally picking up a prescription because my daughter or I am sick, and since I am a single mom now, I have to take her along with me, hence close by, with a drive-thru is essential.
While I am not happy about having to change my pharmacy, I must say, Walgreens has contacted me several times to ensure, that I was well aware of the change, and to assure me that they would make sure the transfer of any prescriptions would go smoothly. They have also made a special discount available on the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club, which offers discount prices on prescriptions, flu shots, diabetic supplies… even pet prescriptions. It might be worth the discounted $10 club price, to me even though I will have to change over my primary pharmacy, for the discounts on non-prescription items and pet medication.