MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada – November 15, 2011 – 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 Ontario by Express Scripts Pharmacy Ontario Ltd. has been granted by the Ontario College of Pharmacists.
The license is effective immediately.
The pharmacy is an integral component of Express Scripts Canada’s newly announced business model – the 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 PBM service facilitates the dispensing and delivery of prescription drugs to treat chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, from an Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy. The prescription is subsequently delivered free of charge, via standard shipping, to plan members’ homes, or to the address that they designate.
With an understanding of the patient’s benefits plan, the Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy will help the patient and their physician to make more informed decisions which will reduce the cost of drug therapies to the patient – and to the companies and organizations which provide the health-benefits plan.
A highly skilled team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians verify the clinical quality of each and every prescription filled. Patients of the Ontario pharmacy, which is open Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, will have access to pharmacists to answer questions about their medications.
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 ESI Canada, an Ontario partnership indirectly controlled by Express Scripts, Inc., 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, Inc.
Express Scripts, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESRX), one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America, is leading the way toward creating better health and value for patients through Consumerology®, the advanced application of the behavioral sciences to health care. This approach is helping millions of members realize greater health-care outcomes and lowering cost by assisting in influencing their behavior.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Express Scripts, Inc. provides integrated PBM services, including network-pharmacy claims processing, home delivery services, 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. More information can be found at http://www.express-scripts.com.
SOURCE: Express Scripts Canada