The Medco Therapeutic Resource Centers are staffed with hundreds of pharmacists who receive specialized training in specific chronic conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and asthma. This focuses the pharmacists' energy on improving patient health outcomes."
Medco's two existing automated dispensing pharmacies in Willingboro, N.J. and Las Vegas dispensed 90 percent of the company's mail-order prescriptions in 2006. Medco's automated pharmacies currently have the capacity to fill more than 2 million prescriptions per week. Medco opened the world's first fully automated pharmacy in Las Vegas in October 1996 and the world's then- largest pharmacy with 280,000 square feet in Willingboro in 2001.
Reflecting the company's innovations in the field of pharmacy benefit management, Medco holds 17 U.S. patents for patient data management, front-end pharmacy technology and automated pharmacy technology. Medco also has 35 domestic and international patents pending for the application of various technologies, 18 of which are for its automated pharmacies.
Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) is the nation's leading
pharmacy benefit manager based on its 2006 total net revenues of more than
$42 billion. Medco's prescription drug benefit programs, covering one in
five Americans, are designed to drive down the cost of pharmacy health care
for private and public employers, health plans, labor unions and government
agencies of all sizes, and for indi
|SOURCE Medco Health Solutions, Inc.|
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