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Walgreens Continues to Help Patients Whose Prescription Insurance Is Managed by Express Scripts


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EARLIER THIS MONTH [JANUARY], WALGREENS LAUNCHED A COMPREHENSIVE, NATIONAL EFFORT--TO HELP PATIENTS WHOSE PRESCRIPTION-INSURANCE IS MANAGED BY EXPRESS SCRIPTS.  AS PART OF THE EFFORT TO HELP THESE PATIENTS CONTINUE USING WALGREENS-PHARMACIES, WALGREENS IS OFFERING A PROMOTIONAL RATE ON ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP TO ITS "PRESCRIPTION SAVINGS CLUB".  ACCORDING TO WALGREENS' KERMIT CRAWFORD, THE RESPONSE FROM CONSUMERS HAS BEEN OVERWHELMING...

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"NOW THAT EXPRESS SCRIPTS HAS STOPPED PROVIDING IN-NETWORK COVERAGE FOR PRESCRIPTIONS [THAT ARE] FILLED AT WALGREENS- AND DUANE READE-PHARMACIES, THROUGH JANUARY 31ST, WALGREENS IS OFFERING A PROMOTIONAL RATE ON THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP TO OUR 'PRESCRIPTION SAVINGS CLUB'--WHICH OFFERS SAVINGS ON MORE THAN EIGHT-THOUSAND BRAND-NAME-, AND ALL GENERIC-, MEDICATIONS; AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP IS JUST FIVE DOLLARS, THIS MONTH [JANUARY].  CONSUMERS HAVE RESPONDED IN RECORD SIGNUP-NUMBERS:  SO FAR, HUNDREDS-OF-THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE ENROLLED, SINCE JANUARY 1ST--AND WE HOPE TO ENROLL MANY MORE.  TO SEE IF OUR 'PRESCRIPTION SAVINGS CLUB' IS RIGHT FOR YOU, TALK TO YOUR WALGREENS-PHARMACIST; THEY CAN HELP YOU.  YOU CAN ALSO VISIT OUR WEBSITE, AT 'WALGREENS'-DOT-COM--OR CALL OUR TOLL-FREE NUMBER, 1-800-'WALGREENS'; WE HAVE ADDED STAFF, TO HANDLE YOUR CALLS AND QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS MATTER.  WE ARE COMMITTED TO HELPING OUR PATIENTS THAT USE EXPRESS SCRIPTS THROUGH THIS TRANSITION--AND TO PROVIDING THE BEST SERVICE THAT ALL OUR PATIENTS HAVE COME TO DEPEND ON, FROM WALGREENS.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WALGREENS' "PRESCRIPTION SAVINGS CLUB", VISIT "WALGREENS"-DOT-COM, CALL 1-800-"WALGREENS", OR TALK TO YOUR WALGREENS-PHARMACIST.



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