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Combining Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions Will Help Protect Americans From the Rising Costs of Prescription Medicine
Date:12/6/2011

the PBM is the only one with visibility across all pharmacies used by the consumer. Our systems identify and prevent dangerous drug interactions across all of these pharmacies."

"Beyond wasteful prescription drug spending, waste includes unnecessary hospitalizations, testing and treatment in costly emergency rooms. These are very real problems with costs across the entire health system, and PBMs are the most advanced partners to provide common-sense solutions."

"Express Scripts and Medco have complementary clinical capabilities to serve all patient groups. By combining these offerings, we can pioneer new drug safety systems, create new resources for public health, and continue to advance evidence-based medicine to better serve our patients."

"We are at the forefront of providing specialized care to patients with chronic, complex diseases with medications that can cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. Our specialty pharmacy programs keep patients adherent to injectable and infusible therapies, avoid more costly treatment settings, and improve the livelihood of our patients." 

"Simply and most accurately put, we are successful when our clients save money through lower employer and employee health premiums and/or reduced out-of-pocket costs, while at the same time enhancing safety and more positive medical outcomes."

David B. Snow, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Medco:

"As the healthcare industry necessarily focuses on reducing costs; as Congress seeks to find healthcare savings without compromising patient care; and as all participants in the system are faced with the prospect of doing more with less, we must make our healthcare dollars work more effectively. We believe that the services that Medco and Express Scripts, working together, will provide are critical to achieving this goal."

"With the combined expertise and capabilities of Medco and Express Scripts, we will be able to spee
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