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Medco Extends URAC Accreditation to Drug Therapy Management, PBM
Date:12/28/2010

and science, and conducting revealing research to make the practice of pharmacy personal and more precise," said Dr. Glen Stettin, Medco's chief medical officer.  

Researchers from the Medco Research Institute have recently presented at major medical conferences including the American College of Cardiology, American Society for Clinical Oncology, the American Diabetes Association's scientific sessions, and have had papers published in leading journals such as Pharmacotherapy, American Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, among others.  In addition, Medco recently launched an online safety net for its 65 million members to help improve medication adherence and prevent medication risks, building upon the company's legacy of pharmacy safety programs.

"URAC's accreditations reflect the outstanding work of Medco's specialist pharmacists, nurses and patient support staff, and the strength of Medco's operational capabilities.  Their review provides an exacting third-party examination of the services vitally important to the well-being of our patients, our clients and members," Stettin said.

Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO added, "By applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, Medco has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care.  Quality health care is crucial to our nation's welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body."

This new accreditation extends the Drug Therapy Management Accreditation received in 2008 and a Pharmacy Benefit Management Accreditation received in autumn of 2007.  

About URAC

URAC, an independent nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of qualit
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