Walgreens http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. Attorney General Accuses Walgreens Of 'Deceptive Pricing Schemes,' Files Lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-attorney-general-accuses-walgreens-deceptive-pricing-schemes-files-lawsuit <p><em>Updated 5:12 p.m. with comment from Walgreens.</em></p><p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is accusing Walgreens of engaging in false and deceptive pricing schemes, that he said amounts to stealing.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In St. Louis Tuesday, </span>Koster<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced a lawsuit against the company.</span></p><p>Koster<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> had investigators go to stores across the state, and said they found display tags were often inaccurate, and that membership rewards didn’t always deliver on the price reduction.</span></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:15:48 +0000 Chris McDaniel 29433 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Attorney General Accuses Walgreens Of 'Deceptive Pricing Schemes,' Files Lawsuit New deal allows Express Scripts customers to head back to Walgreens in Sept. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-deal-allows-express-scripts-customers-head-back-walgreens-sept <p>Pharmacy chain Walgreens says it will begin filling prescriptions from customers in the Express Scripts network starting in September under a new multiyear contract between the companies.</p><p>Walgreen had stopped filling prescriptions for Express Scripts after a contract between the companies ended last year.</p><p>Shares of Walgreen Co. jumped 14 percent in premarket trading while Express Scripts shares rose 3 percent.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:05:33 +0000 The Associated Press 4142 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New deal allows Express Scripts customers to head back to Walgreens in Sept. Mo. joins settlement with Walgreen Co. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-joins-settlement-walgreen-co <p>Missouri Attorney General Chris&nbsp;Koster says the state&#39;s Medicaid program will receive about $42,000 from a national legal settlement with Walgreen Co.</p><p>The settlement resolves complaints that Walgreen&#39;s improperly tried to get people to switch their prescriptions to its&nbsp;pharmacies. The company has agreed to pay civil damages totaling $7.9 million to states and the federal government.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 13:01:53 +0000 The Associated Press 3773 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. joins settlement with Walgreen Co. Deadline for Express Scripts and Walgreens deal fast approaching http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/deadline-express-scripts-and-walgreens-deal-fast-approaching <p>If the two companies cannot agree on reimbursement rates for drugs by the end of the year, those who carry Express Scripts will not be able to get their prescriptions filled at Walgreens.</p><p>With more than 7,700&nbsp;drug stores nation-wide Walgreens spokesman Michael Polzin says it could be a hardship for some customers.</p> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 13:24:38 +0000 Maria Altman 2748 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Deadline for Express Scripts and Walgreens deal fast approaching Express Scripts sues Walgreen in contract dispute http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/express-scripts-sues-walgreen-contract-dispute <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 1em; border-width: 0px;">St. Louis-based pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. said Wednesday that it is suing Walgreen Co., arguing the drugstore chain is trying to lure away its customers.</p> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:26:37 +0000 The Associated Press 2055 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Express Scripts sues Walgreen in contract dispute Walgreen Co. announces plans to drop Express Scripts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/walgreen-co-announces-plans-drop-express-scripts <p>The nation&#39;s largest drugstore chain is locked in a contract fight with one of the St. Louis area&#39;s&nbsp; largest employers.</p><p>Walgreen Co. revealed during<a href="http://investor.walgreens.com/"> an earnings call today</a> that it&#39;s planning to <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/article_91fcd27e-9c10-11e0-8326-0019bb30f31a.html">end its $5.3-billion-per-year relationship</a> with Express Scripts Inc. on Jan. 1, saying it cannot reach a deal on the fees the pharmacy benefits manager pays to fill the prescriptions of Walgreen&#39;s customers.</p> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 16:08:04 +0000 The Associated Press 1468 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Walgreen Co. announces plans to drop Express Scripts