Friday, January 20, 2012

Supporting the Two W's

This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

Wikipedia has been one of the most powerful tools on the web. It is dubbed as the largest encyclopedia in the planet and has been a part of our everyday lives. This is the reason why bit came to me by surprise that the website is blocking their page (Wednesday) for 24 hours to oppose the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) as being proposed by the US congress. This Online protest was supported by other high profile sites including Reddit , Facebook and even Google. Of course, i am with Wikipedia and even though it is not applicable here in my country, i still oppose that bill because i know how huge the impact will be if ever they pass the bill.
Well, it seems that the protest done by Wikipedia threatens the Congress and as a result, most of the co-sponsors of the said bill withdrew their support. I think there are better ways to kill online piracy but not through the SOPA and PIPA bills.
The issue between the web giant, Wikipedia and the bills that they are trying to oppose might have a good closure in the congress, i am hoping that the issue between Walgreens and Express Scripts will have the same too.
Express Scripts acts as a middleman between pharmacies providing the health care service and employers and health plans who pay for the medications. It is said that the negotiations between the two companies went unsuccessful due to some conflicts which lead to Walgreens decision to terminate it's partnership with Express Scripts.
But despite of this, Walgreens avid customers will still receive  great benefits and discounts in return as the Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens is being offered.
For $10 a year, a family membership covers everyone in your immediate family, including a spouse, dependents 22 and younger and pets. Individuals may join for $5. Join and receive discount prices on your prescriptions. Other benefits include:
-Savings on more than 8,000 brand-name and all generic medications
-Discounts on flu shots, pet prescriptions, nebulizers and diabetic supplies
-Bonuses when you purchase Walgreens brand products and photofinishing services
If you're an avid customer of Walgreen, then better show your support by following Walgreens on Twitter or liking Walgreens on Facebook.

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