Before writing this post I had never heard about Express Script, but apparently members of Express Script were greatly affected at the beginning of the year when Walgreens and Express Script were unable to negotiate, and their contract expired. Because the contract has been terminated, members can no longer fill their prescriptions at Walgreens which often means they have to drive further to find a pharmacy that works with Express Script, and members are seeing no decrease in cost in their medication while dealing with this and other related hassles such as inconvenient hours at the patients' new pharmacies.
Walgreens is working to make the transition as smooth as possible for all of those affected by Express Script. During the month of January, they are offering a discount on their Walgreens Prescription Savings ClubWalgreens Prescription Savings Club.which is currently $5 per individual or $10 per family for a membership. Normally priced at $20 per individual and $35 per family, this club offers savings on more than 8,000 brand name and all generic medications. The Savings Club also offers discounts on flu shots, pet prescriptions, nebulizers and diabetic supplies.
To see if you are affected, look at the back of your prescription insurance card. If "Express Script" is written on your card, talk to your pharmacist to see how you will be affected.