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DEERFIELD, Ill. — After announcing a special discount for Express Scripts members on the annual membership fee for the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club, the drug store chain said its PSC gained nearly 125,000 customers in the first week of the new year.
Noting the "record numbers of daily sign-ups," Walgreens said its program is designed to help patients who are covered by an Express Scripts pharmacy network continue using Walgreens when possible or make a smooth transition to another community pharmacy. PSC offers savings on more than 8,000 brand-name and all generic medications, with more than 400 generic medications offered as three-month supply for less than $1 a week.
“Our customers are looking for ways to continue using Walgreens to preserve their relationship with their trusted Walgreens pharmacist,” said Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness solutions and services. “They appreciate the access we provide, including 24-hour service and having the medication they need in stock. For many of these medications, especially generics, customers are finding our PSC card is very cost competitive.”
PSC is an existing Walgreens drug discount program, with nearly 2 million people enrolled.