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Chronic Medication Nation: Research Finds Chronic Health Problems Now Afflict More Than Half of All Americans
Date:5/14/2008

s, Medco has developed a new clinical approach to treating some of the most common chronic conditions in today's complex prescribing environment. One of the latest advances to Medco's practice of pharmacy is the Medco Therapeutic Resource Centers(R), where more than 1,100 specialist pharmacists trained in specific disease states such as diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, asthma and neurological disorders provide counseling to patients with customized care -- helping them achieve better clinical outcomes.

"Specialist pharmacists are a critical component in improving the care model for treating patients with chronic disease," states Epstein. "As their numbers and costs rise, it becomes ever more important to provide these patients with a high level of specialized care to help them better manage their conditions and their drug costs."

About Medco

Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS) is the nation's leading pharmacy benefit manager based on its 2007 total net revenues of more than $44 billion. Medco's prescription drug benefit programs, covering approximately 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 individuals served by the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program and those served by its specialty pharmacy segment, Accredo Health Group. Medco, the world's most advanced pharmacy(TM), is positioned to serve the unique needs of patients with chronic and complex conditions through its Medco Therapeutic Resource Centers(R), including its enhanced diabetes pharmacy care practice through the Liberty acquisition. Medco is the highest-ranked independent pharmacy benefit manager on th
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