Walgreens is NOT Rejoining TRICARE Pharmacy Network
The July 20, 2012,
edition of NewsBytes included an announcement that Express Scripts Inc.
(ESI), TRICARE’s drug-plan administrator, had settled a
long-running contract dispute with Walgreen’s drug store chain. Unfortunately, it appears
this information was disseminated prematurely and widely
FRA has learned that the
two companies have not reached an agreement and
Walgreen’s will not return to the ESI retail pharmacy
network. Express Scripts will maintain its current
retail pharmacy network of more than 57,000 pharmacies available to
TRICARE beneficiaries, and Walgreen’s will continue to be a
non-network pharmacy provider for TRICARE
Click here for more information on the
TRICARE retail pharmacy network.