Since Jan. 1, our underlying trend for number of prescriptions filled has improved," said Walgreens Executive Vice President and CFO Wade Miquelon. "Looking forward, we expect our number of prescriptions filled to be helped as employers and health plans take a variety of steps ranging from changing prescription benefit managers to changing language in new RFPs to provide continued access to Walgreens and our services. In what is the busiest selling season in recent memory, we are pleased that we have continued to receive notification of pharmacy plans regaining access to Walgreens pharmacies with new contracts that become effective throughout the remainder of the year. In addition, we extended our multi-year agreement to build on our strategic partnership with OptumRx, one of the largest pharmacy benefit managers in the United States."
There you have it, Walgreens CFO is developing Strategic partners without the largest PBM, Esrx/Medco, and is looking forward to "the Busiest sell season with-out owning a PBM. Perhaps, the remaining Healthcare Industrial Complex will limit services only to Walgreens mirage!