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Medco and Celesio Announce Pan-European Joint Venture to Enhance Quality of Clinical Care and Reduce Overall Healthcare Costs
Date:6/21/2010

oying new technology tools and support systems, Medco Celesio B.V. will advance the role of pharmacy in healthcare by helping payors and providers – including physicians, nurses, pharmacists and healthcare counselors – to improve their services for patients.  At the same time it will provide sustainable cost management.
  • Intensive, personalized care services addressing expensive new "specialty" and "biotech" medicines.  Medco Celesio B.V. will provide care for patients who are taking medicines that are considered "biologics" – these medicines are very expensive, difficult to administer and often require special handling.  This service supports patients by helping to ensure that these medicines are taken appropriately per the healthcare provider's direction and, therefore, provide the greatest benefit possible.  
  • Modern, efficient, delivery infrastructure.  Medco Celesio B.V. will coordinate the most efficient and cost-effective care-delivery systems by offering convenient mail-order pharmacies as an appropriate complement to retail pharmacy services, in-home nursing support to help ease the burden on hospitals, and telephone patient counseling so that pharmacy assistance is immediately accessible to patients any time of any day.

  • Addressing Critical Healthcare Issues Through Advanced Pharmacy

    Faced with an aging population and increasing costs associated with innovative treatments and technologies, healthcare spending in many European countries has reached almost 10 percent of national GDP and the rate of growth continues to accelerate.

    "Chronic diseases are increasing with an alarming speed all over the world and they are associated with more than three-quarters of the overall healthcare burden.  Healthcare, especially for chronically ill patients, is therefore goin
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