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Express Scripts Unveils New Opportunities to Drive Down Healthcare Costs; Presents Five Studies at Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Conference
Date:10/13/2010

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) 2010 Educational Conference taking place in St. Louis this week, Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX) will present research findings that spotlight new opportunities for driving down healthcare costs and providing increased value for health plan sponsors and patients.

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"Our new research identifies a specific set of opportunities for health plan sponsors and their members to reach healthier outcomes and lower costs," said Steven Miller, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Express Scripts. "By turning data into insights, and insights into solutions, Express Scripts continues to lead the industry in making the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable."  

During the event, George Paz, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Express Scripts, will address AMCP leadership and selected honorees at an awards luncheon. In addition, Brian Seiz, vice president of Clinical Services, will discuss electronic prescribing and therapy adherence during conference sessions.

Express Scripts' research includes three studies that support the use of lower-cost prescription drugs in two classes: anti-epileptics and antidepressants.

First is a study of the occurrence of seizures among patients switched between brand and generic anti-epileptic drugs. The study showed no significant relationship between a switch and exacerbation when controlling for important patient characteristics, consistent with earlier research findings. The effect w
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