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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

d the pace of delivering value-added solutions that address the pressing need to reduce overall costs and raise the standard for quality care."  

"The clinical programs designed by our pharmacists and nurses ensure that we deliver the right medicine, in the right dose, to address the right conditions, and then that those medicines are taken as prescribed by the patient's physician." 

"Medco's clinical solutions keep patients healthier, out of the hospital, and on the job — and ensure affordable care is more accessible for all. Combining these capabilities with Express Scripts' focus on improving patient compliance will allow the collective impact we make to enhance the quality of life for millions of patients and reduce overall costs to the healthcare system." 

"To succeed, a PBM must lower drug prices and improve the quality of care for its clients and patients. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that PBMs reduce drug costs by as much as 30 percent. And as validated in a recently released study, Medco and Express Scripts have saved their clients and members up to $87 billion per year in total drug spending, compared to what would have been spent in an unmanaged environment."

"Combined, we can amplify our impact to reduce overall costs by improving the quality of patient care. This will make American business more competitive — creating a healthier, more productive workforce, preserving existing jobs, and creating new jobs in the future."

"We all know the future of healthcare belongs to those who deliver more for less. The merger of Medco and Express Scripts is part of that transformation of America's healthcare system."

Express Scripts Media Contact
Brian Henry
(314) 684-6438
bhenry@express-scripts.com 

Express Scripts Investor Contact
David Myers
(314) 810-3115

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