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Sen. Harry Reid to Medco Employees: Technology and Innovation Integral to Sustainable Healthcare Reform and Nevada's Future
Date:10/14/2010

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With one of the world's largest and most sophisticated pharmacies serving as the backdrop, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), today said innovative companies such as Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) represent a bright future for a sustainable healthcare system for America – advancing clinical quality, lowering costs – and for Nevada by providing employment opportunities for skilled healthcare professionals.

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"In extending coverage to millions of Americans, it's more important than ever to ensure that we are at the same time focused on leveraging the skills of talented healthcare professionals with technology and innovation to deliver care more efficiently and more cost-effectively," said Reid, as he visited with Medco employees.  "This is the future of healthcare in America."

Senator Reid toured Medco's state-of-the-art automated pharmacy in Las Vegas – which has the capacity to dispense approximately 1 million prescriptions each week – greeting employees and learning about their important job of providing high-quality pharmacy and clinical care to the company's 65 million members.  Employees at the pharmacy include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, customer service representatives, management and other operations functions.

"Particularly in a stressed economic environment, public and private employers, health plans, unions and individual consumers have been united by the desire to obtain ever-increasing value for each healthcare dollar they spend and they've been turning to Medco for answers," said  Medco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David B. Snow Jr.  "That is why we are focused on advancing pharmacy to improve c
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