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CVS Caremark to Offer Medical Benefit Drug Management Services to Clients
Date:4/14/2011

cancer and associated supportive care specialty drugs -- such as hematopoietics for anemia and neutropenia -- account for approximately 53 percent of the total specialty drug spend billed to the medical benefit. As a result, CVS Caremark's new offering will initially focus on improving the quality, safety, and management of oncology drugs billed under the medical benefit. Estimated savings of up to 15 percent of a payer's oncology spend are expected.

"This offering will enable CVS Caremark to identify the unrecognized specialty pharmacy spend currently billed through the medical benefit for oncology patients," said Per Lofberg, President of CVS Caremark's pharmacy benefit management business. "By systematically tracking and analyzing this activity, we can provide our clients with an opportunity to better manage these expensive drugs while also improving the quality of care for their members."

About CVS Caremark

CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy care provider in the United States with integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care.  We are uniquely positioned to engage plan members in behaviors that improve their health and to lower overall health care costs for health plans, plan sponsors and their members. CVS Caremark is a market leader in mail order pharmacy, retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and retail clinics, and is a leading provider of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As one of the country's largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs), we provide access to a network of approximately 65,000 pharmacies, including more than 7,100 CVS/pharmacy® stores that provide unparalleled service and capabilities. Our clinical offerings include our signature Pharmacy Advisor™ program as well as innovative generic step therapy and genetic benefit management programs that promote more cost effective and healthier behaviors and improve health care outcomes. General information about CVS Caremark is avai
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