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Express Scripts HealthBridge Pharma & Biotech to Provide Exclusive Specialty Pharmacy Services and Limited Distribution Services for Solesta®
Date:10/13/2011

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CuraScript, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Express Scripts, Inc., is now the exclusive specialty pharmacy for patients using Solesta®, a product of Oceana Therapeutics Inc., under an agreement announced today. Part of Express Scripts HealthBridge Pharma & Biotech services, CuraScript SD Specialty Distribution will be one of two national distributors responsible for delivering Solesta to healthcare providers.

Solesta is the only nonsurgical treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration for patients who fail conservative therapy for fecal (bowel) incontinence. A biocompatible tissue-bulking agent, Solesta is an injectable gel administered in an outpatient setting without the need for anesthesia. Oceana Therapeutics has exclusive rights to market, sell and distribute Solesta, a registered trademark of the international medical device company Q-Med AB.

About HealthBridge Pharma & BiotechHealthBridge Pharma & Biotech provides a suite of services offering pharmaceutical and biotech companies a single solution approach to patient care. These services include: CuraScript SP Specialty Pharmacy, CuraScript SD Specialty Distribution, Freedom Fertility Pharmacy, risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS), reimbursement, patient assistance programs (PAP), data and sales reporting, enhanced account services, and customized adherence programs.

As a service of HealthBridge Pharma & Biotech, CuraScript SP Specialty Pharmacy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Express Scripts. CuraScript manages the largest number of exclusive Pharma/Biotech programs in the industry and has been involved in nearly every specialty product launch over the last eight years. CuraScript services more than 1,800 plan sponsors that cover tens of millions of Americans.

CuraScript SD Specialty Distribution, an Express Scripts subsidiary, is a premier provider of comprehensive distribution solutions for physicians' offices, practices, surgery centers, hospitals and other clinical settings.

More information can be found at http://TheHealthBridgeSolution.com/.

About Express ScriptsExpress 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 information can be found at http://www.express-scripts.com/ and http://www.consumerology.com/. Media Contact:

Thom Gross314.684.6321rtgross@express-scripts.com
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