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Pharmacies Busy Transferring Prescriptions

January 6, 2012, 5:09 PM by Casey Wonnenberg

Pharmacies Busy Transferring Prescriptions
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Several area pharmacies have been busy this week as hundreds of people transfer prescriptions.

Lewis Drug is one of the pharmacies doing more business. That's because people are transferring prescriptions from Walgreens. Those under the Sanford Health Plan can no longer have prescriptions covered at Walgreens.

Sanford Health Plan uses Express Scripts to manage its prescription-drug benefit program, and Express and Walgreens haven't been able to reach an agreement on a new contract.

That's left hundreds of people just in Sioux Falls looking for a new pharmacy after the first of the year.

"Probably the easiest thing is if you know what medications you need and you know what you have, what you have refills on, to just come in with all the information. Bring your insurance card. If you have the bottles, bring those in. It's really a pretty easy process for the patient if they have all the information," Lewis Drug Pharmacist Sara Gossen said.

To transfer prescriptions, you can also contact your old pharmacy, or you can call your new pharmacy and ask them to contact your old pharmacy. You can also ask your doctor to call your new pharmacy with your prescription information.

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