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FutureScripts Promotes Paul Urick to Senior Vice President to Lead the Pharmacy Benefit Management Operation
Date:2/11/2008

Strong leadership key to long-term cost savings for customers

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- FutureScripts President Christopher D. Butler has announced the promotion of Paul N. Urick, R.Ph., to senior vice president of FutureScripts(R), LLC, a new pharmacy benefits management company headquartered in Philadelphia. Urick was hired to build FutureScripts and now oversees all operations of the company.

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Urick's team at FutureScripts manages prescription drug benefits for over 1.3 million members with an annual drug spend of more than $1 billion. FutureScripts offers a full array of pharmacy management services, including formulary development and management, pharmaceutical contracting, claims processing, and a national network of more than 60,000 retail and specialty pharmacies.

Before this promotion Urick served as vice president of Pharmacy Services. Previously Urick was vice president for pharmacy programs at Geisinger Health Plan in Danville, Pennsylvania, where he oversaw the plan's pharmacy benefit management services, including a pharmacy mail order facility. Urick began his career at Geisinger Medical center as a clinical pharmacist.

Urick received his pharmacy degree from the University of Sciences in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) and is a past chapter president of the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists.

FutureScripts first began operations on October 1, 2006, handling the administration of prescription drug benefits for employer groups and health plans. Currently, FutureScripts provides its services to all Independence Blue Cross (IBC) companies with plans to expand in the marketplace in the future. FutureScripts' key accounts include major school systems, corporations, and labor unions in Southeastern
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