BY DAVID HANSON
The recent decision by Smith’s Pharmacy to discontinue accepting ExpressScripts prescriptions (the company that LANL uses) has caused confusion and frustration for some of us. I managed to make the switch from Smith’s pick-up to mail order by a phone call to ExpressScripts but it took me about an hour. I think that you can do this on-line a lot faster. If you are a LANL employee or your employer uses ExpressScripts, you will already have an account and they will have a list of all of your medications.
You may have to set up a password so that you can log into your account at (https://www.express-scripts.com/login?routingPage=/frontend/consumer/%23/). From the login HOME page, you can select the MY MEDICATIONS tab and specify which medications that you wish to have delivered. There is also a link on the HOME page under “Skip the trip with Express Scripts® Pharmacy delivery”. ExpressScripts will contact your doctor(s) and request the prescriptions via eScripts. Setting this up for automatic refills may also require a call to your doctor’s office. For most of my prescriptions, the price was significantly lower than at Smith’s.