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Express Scripts Establishes Industry's Most Comprehensive Specialty Benefits Organization; Enhances Patient Care and Guarantees Cost Savings
Date:11/18/2010

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX), today announced the formation of Express Scripts Specialty Benefit Services, the industry's most comprehensive specialty benefits organization. Express Scripts now delivers plan sponsors a first-in-the-industry offering that enhances patient care across the pharmacy-medical spectrum, and guarantees savings on the specialty medical drug spend.

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The new organization expands the company's long-standing commitment to enhancing patient care and reducing wasteful expenses associated with chronic, high-maintenance health conditions and specialty medications.

Express Scripts is the first PBM to bring together the three functional areas needed to comprehensively manage specialty benefits: 1) pharmacy benefit management, 2) specialty pharmacy and distribution and 3) medical benefit management. The vital third component – medical benefit management – is delivered through the company's long-standing subsidiary, Care Continuum™.

By integrating core PBM and pharmacy services with expanded capabilities through Care Continuum, Express Scripts offers an unprecedented solution to specialty patient care and trend management across both pharmacy and medical benefits.

"Our creation of the first specialty benefits organization is very timely, as the national healthcare reform discussion centers around three critical areas: access, quality and cost," said Steven Miller, MD, chief medical officer of Express Scripts. "Express Scripts is responding to rising market deman
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