Express Scripts Canada Announces Availability of Mobile Prescription Manager(SM)

  • 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 medications.

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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Express Scripts Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements related to the Company's plans, objectives, expectations (financial and otherwise) or intentions. Actual results may differ significantly from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements.  Factors that may impact these 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 events.

SOURCE ESI Canada

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MEDIA INQUIRIES: 
Paul Stulberg, Director of Marketing & Communications
(905) 712-6301 pstulberg@express-scripts.com

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