MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Express Scripts Canada, one of
the largest providers of health benefits management services in Canada,
today announced that the application for a license to operate a
pharmacy in the Province of New Brunswick by Express Scripts Pharmacy
Atlantic Ltd. has been granted by the New Brunswick Pharmaceutical
The license is effective immediately.
The pharmacy, which is located in Dieppe, northeast of Moncton, is now
open to serve plan members in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward
Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. It is an integral component of
Express Scripts Canada's expanded pharmacy benefit management (PBM)
service, which includes home delivery of maintenance prescription
medications from an Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy. The PBM service is
designed to enable plan sponsors to more effectively and efficiently
manage prescription drug benefits provided to plan members.
Express Scripts Canada's expanded PBM service, which can be added by
companies and organizations without changing insurance carriers,
applies behavioral sciences to health-care decision-making to more
effectively help manage benefit costs and improve health outcomes. Plan
members, with the support of their physicians, 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, this new 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 assistants verify the
clinical quality of those prescriptions filled. Patients of the New
Brunswick pharmacy, which is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. AT, will have access to pharmacists to answer questions about
For more information about Express Scripts Canada's pharmacy benefit
management service and home delivery 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, 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.
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
SOURCE ESI Canada
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