Mobile Website to Provide Patients with Another Tool through which to
Manage Prescription Drug Benefit
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Express Scripts Canada, one of
the largest providers of health benefits management services in Canada,
today announced the availability of the Express Scripts Canada Mobile
Prescription ManagerSM, a mobile Website for patients of the Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy
who use Online Prescription Manager.
The Mobile Prescription Manager, which is now available for use with
Apple's iPhone, provides secure mobile access to maintenance
prescription information for patients of the Express Scripts Canada
Pharmacy, thereby offering another channel through which patients may
proactively manage maintenance prescription medications for themselves
and their eligible dependents.
"Express Scripts Canada developed the Mobile Prescription Manager in
response to the rapidly expanding number of people who use mobile
devices on a daily basis to manage a wide range of data," said Michael
Biskey, President of Express Scripts Canada. "We believe that the added
convenience offered to patients of the Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy,
through the Express Scripts Canada Mobile Prescription Manager, will
make it possible for them to better manage their health and their
prescription drug benefit."
Express Scripts Canada expects to make the Mobile Prescription Manager
Website accessible to other smart phones later in 2012. The Mobile
Prescription Manager can be accessed at https://member.express-scripts.ca.
The launch of Mobile Prescription Manager follows the launch in December
2011 of the Express Scripts Canada Online Prescription Manager. Using
the Online Prescription Manager, plan members can sign up for home
delivery of maintenance medications from an Express Scripts Canada
Pharmacy, facilitate the transfer of existing prescriptions from
another pharmacy, and obtain prescription refills. Plan members will
also be able to use the Online Prescription Manager to order, pay for
and track the delivery status of their maintenance prescription
Pharmacy Benefit Management
Express Scripts Canada's expanded pharmacy benefit management (PBM)
service, which can be added by companies and organizations without
changing insurance carriers, applies behavioural sciences to
health-care decision-making to more effectively help manage benefit
costs and improve health outcomes. Plan members, with the support of
their physician, as appropriate, will interact with a team of qualified
professionals at Express Scripts Canada to learn about their
maintenance medication alternatives so that they can make more informed
choices. The result will be decisions that promote improved health
outcomes, while often reducing costs for both the member and the
member's plan sponsor.
Working in conjunction with the expanded PBM service, an Express Scripts
Canada Pharmacy will facilitate the dispensing and delivery of
prescription drugs to treat ongoing medical conditions, such as asthma,
diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The prescription is
subsequently delivered, via free standard shipping, to patients' homes
or to the address they designate.
A skilled team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians verify the
clinical quality of those prescriptions filled. Patients also have
access to pharmacists to answer questions about their medications.
With Express Scripts Canada's expanded PBM service, Canadian plan
sponsors have access to proven tools to better manage the cost of the
prescription drug benefit while providing plan members with an enhanced
prescription drug service.
About Express Scripts Canada
Express Scripts Canada, a registered business name of both ESI Canada
and Express Scripts Canada Services, each an Ontario partnership, is
indirectly owned by Express Scripts, Inc., and is one of Canada's
leading providers of health benefits management services. From its
corporate headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, just outside Toronto,
Express Scripts Canada provides a full range of integrated pharmacy
benefit management (PBM) services to insurers, third-party
administrators, plan sponsors and the public sector, including
health-claims adjudication and processing services, Home Delivery
Pharmacy Services, benefit-design consultation, drug-utilization
review, formulary management, and medical and drug-data analysis
services, to better facilitate the best possible health outcomes at the
lowest possible cost. For more information about Express Scripts
Canada, visit its Web site at www.express-scripts.ca.
About Express Scripts
Express Scripts manages more than a billion prescriptions each year for
tens of millions of people. On behalf of our clients — employers,
health plans, unions and government health programs — we make the use
of prescription drugs safer and more affordable. We innovate to enhance
patient care, reduce pharmacy-related waste and increase therapy
adherence. Building on a strong clinical foundation, we apply our
understanding of the behavioral sciences — an approach we call Consumerology® — to make it easier for people to choose better health.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Express Scripts provides integrated pharmacy
benefit management services, including network-pharmacy claims
processing, home delivery, specialty benefit management, benefit-design
consultation, drug-utilization review, formulary management, and
medical and drug data analysis services. The company also distributes a
full range of biopharmaceutical products and provides extensive
cost-management and patient-care services.
For more information, visit www.Express-Scripts.com
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expectations (financial and otherwise) or intentions. Actual results
may differ significantly from those projected or suggested in any
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forward-looking statements can be found in the Management's Discussion
and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in the
Company's Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 10, 2012. A copy of this
form can be found at the Investor Relations section of Express Scripts'
Web site at http://www.express-scripts.com/corporate.
We do not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to
such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances
after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated
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