Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin expresses concern over WAG/ESI dispute

MANITOWOC, Wis. — A state pharmacy association here weighed in on the Walgreens and Express Scripts dispute in an editorial published online late Thursday by the Herald Times Reporter.

"We do not want to see any reputable pharmacy excluded from providing care to patients, let alone a system as large as Walgreens," wrote Thomas Engels, VP public affairs of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. "However, Walgreens' struggle with [ESI] is by no means unique. In fact, it is emblematic of the pressure being placed on pharmacies across Wisconsin," he noted. "If a large company like Walgreens can't make the terms of Express Scripts contract work, just think how those same terms impact small pharmacies in rural parts of Wisconsin."

For the full editorial, click here.

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