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Amid Economic Crisis, Express Scripts Offers Easy and Affordable Way for Lower-Income Consumers to Get Six-Month Supply of Prescription Medicines
Date:12/1/2008

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- While many Americans are struggling to cope amid growing economic challenges including rising costs of basic necessities, unemployment and home foreclosures, Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX) has expanded Rx Outreach to help lower-income consumers get their prescription medicines.

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Lower-income consumers can now receive a six-month supply of their prescription medicines for $20 through Rx Outreach, a low-cost, mail-order prescription drug program.

Participants can select from more than 150 medications now available in a 180-day supply for $20, including maintenance medications for high blood pressure, depression, cholesterol and diabetes. Unlike many retail pharmacies, Rx Outreach offers this price for all strengths and dosages available in the program.

A complete list of generic drugs offered, application forms and program details are available on the Rx Outreach website at http://www.rxoutreach.com.

The Rx Outreach program is easy to use and is available to any person with a U.S. address whose income is at or below 300% of the federal poverty level. To enroll in Rx Outreach, patients complete a simple application and mail it in with a valid prescription from their doctor. No additional supporting documentation is required.

"More than ever, underinsured and uninsured consumers need access to low-cost medications so that they can take care of their families' healthcare needs," said Ed Weisbart, chief medical officer of medical affairs at Express Scripts, the pharmacy benefits management company that offers Rx Outre
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