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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

ach. "In addition to being the only program that provides the option of 180-day supplies for $20 each, Rx Outreach has one of the widest selections of medicines, dosages and strengths available."

Rx Outreach is a generic prescription drug program that offers more than 380 medications from 45 therapeutic categories, including 70 drugs newly added in 2008. Many of the medications that Rx Outreach offers are not available through the highly advertised $4 generic programs offered by retail chains. Medications are available in 90-day and 180-day supplies through Rx Outreach.

Costs vary by medication; however, more than 150 medications are available in a 180-day supply for $20.

-- The $20 pricing includes prescription drugs such as thyroid medication Levothryoxine (generic for Synthroid), blood pressure and heart conditions medication Lisinopril (generic for Prinivil and Zestril), and diabetes medications Metformin and Metformin ER (generics for Glucophage and Glucophage XR).

-- Compared to retail prices, Rx Outreach features price advantages for several prescription drugs, such as heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers medication Omeprazole (generic for Prilosec) at $35 for a 90-day supply and $65 for a 180-day supply, and cholesterol and triglycerides medication Simvastatin (generic for Zocor) at $25 for a 90-day supply and $45 for a 180-day supply.

-- Prices listed on the Rx Outreach Web site for medications are for any dose or strength, in order to provide a simple, affordable and accessible program for lower-income consumers.

There is no membership fee required for using the program. Any person of any age can use Rx Outreach as long as he/she meets the income guidelines.

Since its inception in 2004, Rx Outreach has helped almost half a million people get the medicines they need at an affordable price. In a July 2008 survey of Rx Outreach customers, the p
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