Walgreens, Express Scripts end dispute


DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Express Scripts on Thursday ended their nearly year-long dispute with a multiyear pharmacy network agreement that includes rates and terms under which Walgreens will participate in what the companies are calling the broadest Express Scripts retail pharmacy network available. It will include 64,000 pharmacies nationwide as of Sept. 15.

"As I've said, we are in the business of providing a broad range of pharmacy, health and wellness services to help meet the needs of all of our customers,” Walgreens president and CEO Greg Wasson said.  “I am pleased that Walgreens and Express Scripts have been able to reach an agreement that works for both parties and is consistent with our company’s principles."

The companies are not disclosing the terms of the new contract.

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