Navigation Links
Over 130 Community Leaders and Organizations Across the Nation Urge Express Scripts To Reach Agreement With Walgreens
Date:12/22/2011

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 130 organizations, community leaders, health care professionals, and people of faith from urban neighborhoods and inner-cities across the country today urged Express Scripts to get back to the negotiating table with Walgreens. This agreement is necessary to protect access to pharmacy services for hundreds of millions of Americans.

"We strongly urge Express Scripts to put the people of our communities at the forefront of this issue because the imminent loss of access to the critical pharmacy services Walgreens provides will be devastating to our communities," said Harry Alford, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. "Walgreens has been committed to serving urban neighborhoods since its founding 110 years ago and continues to serve communities throughout the United States where quality health care services are scarce.  The fact is actually 63 percent of all Americans, 75 percent of African Americans, and 78 percent of Latinos are living within 3 miles of a Walgreens store."

In a letter to Express Scripts, the group outlined the benefits Walgreens provides in their communities that will be lost if the current contract expires on December 31st.

"In many of our neighborhoods, Walgreens serves as a stabilizing influence and has helped draw other businesses into our communities.  Walgreens is a valued community partner," the letter states. "Walgreens is focused on high-quality affordable and accessible traditional pharmacy services, as well as immunization services, and in some locations ... professional walk-in health care centers are located in Walgreens pharmacy stores."

Express Scripts, Inc. is a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company that administers pharmacy services for health insurance plans and programs such as the U.S. military's health care plan (TRICARE), certain Medicare Part D plans and numerous employer-provided plans.  If a consumer's prescription drug benefits are managed, through their health insurance, by Express Scripts, that consumer may only obtain medications at pharmacies with which Express Scripts has contracts in place. Throughout the course of 2011, Express Scripts has been unwilling to reach a fair agreement with Walgreens on a contract beginning January 1, 2012.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Black Chamber of Commerce
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. GHX Calls on Member Community to Nominate Healthcares Most Impactful Business Partners for GHXcellence Awards
2. Nearly 1,400 Animal Shelters and Rescues, in Partnership With Veterinarians, Build Community Immunity Against Canine Influenza
3. NCPA Launches Initiative to Help Independent Community Pharmacies Create Better Business Opportunities for Front-End Merchandise
4. Cancer Support Community in Collaboration with the Center for Breast Health at Washington Hospital Center Hosts Free Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Spotlight on Breast Reconstruction Workshop on Thursday, November 10
5. Washington, D.C. Melanoma Patient Community Celebrates Treatment Advances
6. Brown & Toland Physicians Selects Allscripts Community Record to Connect 1,500 Bay Area Physicians
7. Local School Nurses Unite Community to Combat Low Meningitis Vaccination Rates among Preteens and Teens in Seattle and King County
8. West Kentucky Community and Technical College Embraces Elseviers Digital Textbook Platform for Radiography Program
9. Aethlon Medical Announces Availability of its Exosome Detection Assay to the Research Community
10. NCPA Digest Finds Independent Community Pharmacies Reducing Health Costs Through Generic Drug Use, Patient Counseling
11. "7th Heaven" and "Game Time" Star Catherine Hicks to Appear at the National Community Pharmacists Associations Convention October 10, 2011 in Nashville for Education Effort to Help Prevent Prescription Medication Abuse
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... 2017   Divoti USA will engrave and ... standard of the latest FDA requirements, which stipulates new criteria regarding ... in need of Medical ID jewelry such as Medical ID Bracelets, ... engraved in terms of the new FDA requirements . ... Divoti offers this dark mark fiber ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: ... facility in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico ... blades. Following ... facility sustained minor structural damage, temporary loss of power ... have been completed, manufacturing operations have resumed, and the ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... South Korea , Oct. 4, 2017  South ... its next-generation CPR training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The ... chest compression during cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared ... It also offers real-time feedback on efficacy of the ... The crowdfunding campaign has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ... the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder ... maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Maryland (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... magnetic drug delivery system that we intend to develop to enable prevention of ... can lead to severe hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System will join ... International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by Jeffrey Dome, ... at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of the Division of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), ... software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), an independent professional organization ... a new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic partner, HLI will help ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Farm Forward ... Berkeley, and other leading institutions in announcing the launch of the Leadership ... the way animals are raised for food. , Founding members of the Leadership ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):