MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Express Scripts Canada, one of
the largest providers of health benefits management services in Canada,
today announced that it will present at the Conference Board of Canada
's Compensation Research Centre on Thursday, February 28 at the Delta
Bow Valley in Calgary.
Cory Cowan, Senior Manager, Pharmacy Operations, for Express Scripts
Canada and a contributor to the annual Express Scripts Canada's Drug
Trend Report, will present to delegates on the dynamics underlying
current trends and patterns with respect to the use of prescription
drugs in Canada. Mr. Cowan, who has been with Express Scripts Canada
since 2004, advises as to the goals of the Express Scripts Canada's
four Canadian pharmacies in Mississauga, Burnaby, BC, Winnipeg and
Dieppe, NB. He assists in overseeing the pharmacy's production levels,
service standards, and activities of the pharmacists.
Mr. Cowan holds both a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Memorial
University of Newfoundland (MUN) and a Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm.
D.) from the University of Toronto. He is also an active member of the
Ontario College of Pharmacists, and the Ontario Pharmacists
For more information about the event and Conference Board of Canada's
Compensation Research Centre please visit: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/networks/crc/default.aspx.
Active Pharmacy Benefit Management
Express Scripts Canada's active pharmacy benefit management (PBM)
service, which can be added by companies and organizations without
changing insurance carriers, applies behavioral sciences to change
member behavior, which can result in better health decisions and lower
costs. Plan members, with the support of their physician, as
appropriate, will interact with a team of qualified pharmacists 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 active PBM service, an Express Scripts
Canada Pharmacy will facilitate the dispensing and delivery of
prescription drugs to treat ongoing medical conditions, such as
arthritis, 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 assistants 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 active 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.
For more information about Express Scripts Canada's pharmacy benefit
management service and Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy, go to www.express-scripts.ca.
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 Holding Company, a U.S. public
entity (formerly 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 active 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 facilitate
better health decisions and lower costs. For more information about
Express Scripts Canada, visit www.express-scripts.ca.
About Express Scripts
Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) manages more than a billion prescriptions
each year for tens of millions of patients. On behalf of our clients -
employers, health plans, unions and government health programs - we
make the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable. Express
Scripts uniquely combines three capabilities - behavioral sciences,
clinical specialization and actionable data - to create Health Decision
ScienceSM, our innovative approach to help individuals make the best drug
choices, pharmacy choices and health choices. Better decisions mean
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 Lab.Express-Scripts.com or follow @ExpressScripts on Twitter.
SOURCE: Express Scripts Canada
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