I requested refill of a generic version of Lipitor and did not have drug coverage with my insurance. For a 3 month supply of 90 pills I was told to pay $400.
I had previously paid $45 when I had the coverage. On complaining how the price could be ten times higher, I was told that I could become Walgreens' savings member and save $200. I declined to pay this outrageous amount and went to a small neighborhood pharmacy where I paid only $35 for a supply of 100 pills of exactly the same medication. How outrageous!
I am sure many seniors and sick without any drug coverage fall victim to this corporate greed. If a small pharmacy can make profit by selling the drug for $35, imagine the uncontrolled profiteering by Walgreens. Where is consumer protection?
I will never go back to Walgreens. Thank God for the mom and pop pharmacies.