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Medco, Castlight Health Integrate Web Tools For Drug And Medical Costs To Empower Consumers and Improve Care
Date:1/9/2012

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) and Castlight Health, Inc. announce they will integrate their comparison pricing features and clinical messaging services together in a pilot program with mutual employer clients.  Combining these services will provide patients with the first-ever complete view of the cost and quality of medical and prescription drug services.

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Under this initiative, Castlight's directory of medical quality and cost information will be married with Medco's My Rx Choices®, a feature that allows members to compare prescription drug costs, both brand and generics, and by distribution channels – mail service or retail pharmacy.  Via Castlight's web portal, consumers will be able to examine the cost and quality of healthcare services and medicines together with clinically validated education and recommendations for specific conditions such as diabetes, asthma and cardiovascular disease.

"Employers have long wanted to help their employees be better healthcare consumers – to enable planning for medical and pharmacy care based on quality and cost," said Dr. Giovanni Colella, CEO and co-founder of Castlight Health.  "Consumers rarely know the quality they're receiving, nor the fees for treatment until they pay the bill.  Information transparency is the way to empower patients to get better care at a lower cost.  Medco's My Rx Choices completes the picture by helping patients save money on medicines and stay safe with its alert features to prevent adverse drug events.  By providing a continuum of care across medical and pharmacy, consumers can make smarter choices that balance quality
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