EnvisionRx and Walgreens to Offer New 90-Day Program to Improve Adherence and Outcomes Among Patients with Chronic Conditions

Rx90 Offers Same Price for 90-day Prescriptions at Walgreens
Pharmacies or via Home Delivery

New Program Focused on Tailored Communications, Plan Design and
Clinical Support Services to
Improve Patient Outcomes; Lower
Benefit Costs for Health Plans and Employers

TWINSBURG, Ohio & DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EnvisionRx, the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) division of
EnvisionRxOptions, and Walgreens, one of the nation’s largest drugstore
chains, today announced a new 90-day pharmacy program focused on
changing behaviors and improving health outcomes for the growing numbers
of patients with chronic conditions.

Rx90, now available for EnvisionRx clients, gives patients the option to
fill 90-day prescriptions at any of the nearly 8,200 Walgreens
pharmacies nationwide, for the same price as home delivery through
EnvisionPharmacies’ mail service. In addition to Walgreens, Rx90 offers
access to 4,000 other retail pharmacies, making it the largest 90-day
retail maintenance medication network in the country.

To help change behaviors and improve medication adherence, patients will
also receive:

  • Integrated care and clinical support from EnvisionRx and Walgreens
  • Targeted, disease-specific communications

Using client-specific data and its own research, EnvisionRx is also able
to provide health plans and employers with recommendations on
customizing their benefit design, communications and clinical strategies
to meet their individual needs. Rx90 will help plan sponsors better
control drug spend and reduce costly medical expenses associated with
increased visits to physicians and emergency rooms, as well as extended

“We’re pleased to work with EnvisionRx to create a pharmacy solution
that can benefit patients, health plans and employers, and reflects our
commitment to provide greater care and service to our customers and
patients,” said Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer, Walgreens
Boots Alliance. “Stronger collaboration with PBMs and health plans is
critical in today’s healthcare environment, to help ensure our patients
can continue to get the medications they need at prices they can afford,
and with the pharmacy support they depend upon.”

By providing consumers with improved pricing, more convenient options on
how to fill their 90-day maintenance medications, and the support they
need, EnvisionRx and Walgreens are working together, as well as with
plan sponsors, to address rising healthcare costs.

“In today’s market, plan sponsors need a partner that can truly provide
transparency around performance and provide more options for their
business and their members,” said Frank Sheehy, chief executive officer
of EnvisionRxOptions. “Through Rx90, plan sponsors are able to design
the prescription drug benefit plan that’s right for them. Coupled with
our proprietary technology platform, we can provide better visibility on
results and make adjustments faster than other PBM’s, which helps
Envision deliver real value.”

About EnvisionRx

EnvisionRx is a division of EnvisionRxOptions, a health care company
with a visibly different approach to managing pharmacy benefits. As a
full service provider, Envision leverages its core PBM services
including Mail, Specialty and Compounding Pharmacies; Part D Medicare
insurance plans; and cash savings programs, to help employers and health
plans of all sizes provide more affordable and effective prescription
drug coverage for their members. Headquartered in Twinsburg, Ohio,
EnvisionRxOptions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid. For more
information, visit envisionrx.com.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com),
one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail
Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA),
the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More
than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities
across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to
consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health
and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,173 drugstores
with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico
and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omni-channel business includes
Walgreens.com and VisionDirect.com. More than 400 Walgreens stores offer
Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.


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