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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

surable savings for plan sponsors. In its preliminary 2010 rollout, the program has already saved Express Scripts clients $8 million.

"We are proud to make this offering available to all of our clients, after having expanded our capabilities in several strategic areas," noted Totterdale. "And because of our unique medical benefit management expertise, Express Scripts is willing to guarantee savings on specialty medical drug spend."

About Specialty Medications

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) defines specialty medications as high-cost medications that are usually prescribed for people with complex or chronic medical conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, hemophilia, hepatitis and rheumatoid arthritis. These medications typically exhibit one or more of the following characteristics: drugs that are injected or infused, however some may be taken by mouth; drugs that have unique monitoring, storage or shipment requirements; drugs that require additional education and support from a health care professional; and drugs that are usually not available at retail pharmacies.

About Express Scripts

Express Scripts, Inc., one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America, is leading the way toward creating better health and value for patients through Consumerology®, the advanced application of the behavioral sciences to healthcare. This approach is helping millions of members realize greater healthcare outcomes and lowering cost by assisting in influencing their behavior. Headquartered in St. Louis, Express Scripts provides integrated PBM services including network-pharmacy claims processing, home delivery services, specialty benefit management, benefit-design consultation, drug-utilization review, formulary management, and medical and drug data analysis services. The company also distributes a full range of biopharmaceutical products and provides extensive cost-management and patient-care services. More
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