Walgreens and Express Scripts are parting ways, and this news is quite disappointing. Nevertheless, it was inevitable, given the fact that Express Scripts didn’t want to conform to the new terms that Walgreens wanted before renewing their contract, which incidentally expired late last year. What was their demand? Well, Walgreens wanted further discounts for men and women in the military, steady rates, and 90-day refills for customers’ prescriptions. Not bad, right?
However, Express Scripts didn’t agree with this and the negotiations failed. Now, many Express Scripts customers would have to look for new pharmacies just to fill their prescriptions, and some might even have to travel far just to get their medications. This is something that doesn’t sit right with Walgreens, so they are trying to do something about it. They are offering Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens to Express Scripts users who might still want to do business with them. They even have a month-long promo where membership rates are discounted.
Walgreens need the support of their loyal customers. We can show and express this support by liking the fan page of Walgreens on Facebook or following the updates at Walgreens on Twitter. It’s time we make our voices heard.