My carpool friend’s eight year-old son has to be rushed to the hospital every time he has asthma attacks. It has been difficult to know when the attacks will happen. Most often than not when my friend and her husband sense that their son might have an episode (especially on weekends when the doctors might not be available) they call up Walgreens right away for Apoorv’s asthma meds. In minutes, the meds are ready for pick up. Walgreens has always been everybody’s friendly community pharmacy.
But recently, Poorva told me that it isn’t the case with Walgreens anymore because Walgreens and Express Scripts contract expired on December 31, 2011. This is a sad loss for my friend and her family. Now instead of just calling for Apoorv’s meds, they need to drive farther to buy the meds, not to mention the inconvenience of battling with the hectic rush hour traffic just to get to the pharmacy in time as oppose to Walgreens 24 hours pharmacy.
To help ease their customer’s burden, Walgreens is offering a special discount on annual membership for its Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens. For $10 a year, a family membership covers everyone in your immediate family, including a spouse, dependents 22 and younger and pets. Individuals may join for $5. Join and receive discount prices on your prescriptions.
Other benefits include: Savings on more than 8,000 brand-name and all generic medications, discounts on flu shots, pet prescriptions, nebulizers and diabetic supplies
Bonuses when you purchase Walgreens brand products and photofinishing services.