Navigation Links
Hispanic Leadership Fund to Walgreens: Dispute Threatens Health Care Options for Millions
Date:12/16/2011

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Leadership Fund today released a letter from its President Mario H. Lopez, to Walgreens CEO Gregory Wasson, expressing concern over the ongoing dispute.

At a critical time in our nation's history, millions of patients, including many in underserved communities, are in danger of having health care choices severely affected by the dispute, which has also negatively impacted Walgreens itself.

The text of the letter follows:

Dear Mr. Wasson,

I am writing to respectfully request that you weigh the negative consequences of severing your relationship with Express Scripts and that you reconsider the decision to end Walgreens low-cost prescription drug program.

As the largest drug store chain in America, Walgreens is in a unique position to affect significantly a wide variety of communities.  Walgreens position has served its customers well, providing convenient access to important medications for millions of Americans in both affluent and struggling communities. That access is especially important in Hispanic areas, which are traditionally underserved.  

Severing your relationship with Express Scripts and their customers would needlessly disenfranchise a large segment of the public from critical health care options.  If you follow-through with your plan to stop accepting Express Scripts prescription drug coverage, there may be significant harm to underserved individuals and families across the country.

From our perspective, it would seem that Walgreens, and its customers and shareholders, all have much to gain from negotiating a mutually beneficial agreement with Express Scripts.

I thank you in advance for your consideration of these concerns.

Sincerely,
Mario H. Lopez
President, Hispanic Leadership Fund


'/>"/>
SOURCE Hispanic Leadership Fund
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine technology :

1. CVS Caremark Partners With Hispanic Heritage Foundation to Identify and Inspire Future Latino Health Care Leaders
2. American Pain Foundation Launches New Educational Campaign, "Explain Your Pain," to Help Hispanic Americans Better Understand Chronic Pain and Pain Management
3. Codeco® Nutrilife Brings Hope to Hispanics Through Alternative Medicine
4. Largest Study of Melanoma in US Hispanics Reveals California Population in Need of Targeted Prevention Efforts
5. Latina Actress and Author Dayanara Torres Launches Online Asthma Education Resource for Hispanic Community in Partnership with Merck and AAFA
6. First Ever Study on Alzheimers Disease Treatment in Hispanics Presented at Major Medical Meeting
7. Uncontrolled Blood Pressure Highest Among Hispanics, Prompting New Hypertension Project in Miami
8. Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association Rapid Access Reports: Hispanics Hypertension Better Controlled With Equal Access to Care
9. The Food and Drug Law Institute to Present Distinguished Service and Leadership Awards to Andersen, Autor, Brady, Thirolf
10. Frost & Sullivan Honors Acuo Technologies with Product Leadership Award in Medical Imaging Informatics
11. Awarepoint Advances Industry Leadership with New Patented Technology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2014)... -- Research and Markets has announced ... (Radiofrequency, Ultrasound, Irreversible Electroporation, Cryotherapy, Microwave) Market - ... On the basis of type ... been divided into eight major segments, namely, light/laser, ... ablation technologies. The light/laser ablation technology segment accounted ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 22, 2014  Olympus, a global technology leader ... and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced ... Munich -based Brainlab to be the ... This agreement applies to the US ENT market; ... and all distribution outside the U.S. The system, ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2014  Sutro Biopharma today announced that it has ... 2014,s Fierce 15 biotechnology companies, designating it as one ... industry.  "Sutro has earned some careful ... as industry partners for what promises to be a ... John Carroll , editor of FierceBiotech .  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Ablation Technologies (Radiofrequency, Ultrasound, Irreversible Electroporation, Cryotherapy, Microwave) Market - Forecasts to 2019 2Global Ablation Technologies (Radiofrequency, Ultrasound, Irreversible Electroporation, Cryotherapy, Microwave) Market - Forecasts to 2019 3Olympus Partners with Brainlab as Exclusive Distributor for ENT Products in U.S. Market 2Olympus Partners with Brainlab as Exclusive Distributor for ENT Products in U.S. Market 3Olympus Partners with Brainlab as Exclusive Distributor for ENT Products in U.S. Market 4FierceBiotech names Sutro Biopharma as one of its "Fierce 15" Biotech Companies of 2014 2FierceBiotech names Sutro Biopharma as one of its "Fierce 15" Biotech Companies of 2014 3
... 5 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: ... China , announced today that it,will release its financial results for ... of the market on Monday, August 16, 2010 . The ... at 8:00 a.m. ET to review,the Company,s financial ...
... Advanced Brain Technologies today announced results demonstrating that a modified ... Down syndrome. The results of the study, conducted in Nottingham, United ... of the article scheduled to appear in the journal Music and Medicine(i). ... It ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sinovac to Host Conference Call to Report Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results 2Sinovac to Host Conference Call to Report Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results 3Results of Pilot Study Published in Journal Music and Medicine Reveal The Listening Program Helps Children With Down Syndrome Improve Speech Skills 2Results of Pilot Study Published in Journal Music and Medicine Reveal The Listening Program Helps Children With Down Syndrome Improve Speech Skills 3
(Date:9/22/2014)... Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter ... take note: Many American parents are aware of online physician-rating ... a pediatrician for their children, according to a new national ... than 1,600 parents -- further suggest that negative online ratings ... doctor has been recommended by a neighbor. Conversely, a ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... South Asians living in Canada have a higher rate ... compared with while people, McMaster researchers have found. ... Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ Open) and may ... the fastest-growing ethnic groups in the country is the ... Canada, comprising about three percent of the population. They ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 22, 2014. Kessler researchers have published a pilot ... wellness program in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). ... health, perceived stress, and pain. "Development and ... living with MS: Description and outcomes" was epublished ... International Journal of MS Care (doi: ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new prescription devices ... may provide some relief for people with migraine headaches ... new study. One device -- the Cefaly -- ... -- the Cerena -- is meant to be used ... release. "Patients have been looking for alternative migraine ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... weather can occur with little warning, so it’s important to be ... Month, Amica Insurance is offering the following tips to ... , Build an emergency supply kit. It should contain first-aid ... per person per day for at least 72 hours. , ... your family knows what to do and where to go if ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds 2Health News:Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds 3Health News:Higher risk of heart disease for South Asians in Canada 2Health News:Noninvasive Devices May Help Migraines, FDA Says 2Health News:Amica Shares Tips for National Preparedness Month 2
... UK after a successful bypass surgery in Delhi at a ... tourism.// ,Mavis Childs, 67, waited for more than two ... (NHS). But she opted for India when the operation was ... ,Childs, based in Wombourne, near Wolverhampton, says she traveled ...
... In a startling discovery, researchers have found that more ... several species that are popular pets. // , ... on Nov. 16), revealed that the symptoms like pain ... to the bacteria that thrive on bits of meat ...
... known as Kyolic may decrease the risk of heart ... to UK scientists.// ,Dr. Khalid Rhaman and colleagues ... supplementation of Kyolic brand aged garlic extract inhibits platelet ... blood clots. Clot formation inside healthy blood vessels is ...
... Another plant extract called Forskolin has been found to be ... cells in cultures and mice by up to 90 percent.// ... coleus forskohlii, a native of India that is used as ... plant in the US., ,CML, a malignant cancer of ...
... and Industry magazine says that tropical plants imported from ... and other related illnesses. // ,The Asian tiger ... this species was detected in the Netherlands leading to ... mosquitoes were detected in imported bamboo in a greenhouse ...
... some kinds of live mutated viruses can cure tumors in ... of Glasgow treated a patient with an aggressive //form of ... New Scientist reported. ,A mutation of the herpes virus ... four months to live in 1997. But, eight years later ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:British Grandmother has timely bypass surgery in India 2Health News:More Lizards, Including Pets, Found Venomous 2Health News:Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) Has An Answer Now! 2Health News:Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) Has An Answer Now! 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: