Express Scripts 2017 Drug Trend Report

Express Scripts is leading the way to affordable medicine.

DTR 2017

At a time when consumers, businesses and policymakers are intensely focused on reducing prescription drug costs, Express Scripts is doing just that. In 2017, our solutions helped employers lower the rate of growth in per-person prescription drug spending to 1.5%.

Express Scripts is committed to delivering innovative solutions that help our clients actively manage their pharmacy benefit to drive better outcomes and lower costs. In 2017, nearly half of our clients saw their prescription drug spending decrease. If all commercial pharmacy plans across the country adopted a variety of Express Scripts programs, American families and their employers could have saved an additional $10 billion on prescription drugs last year, while still maintaining a clinically sound and affordable pharmacy benefit.

We’re proud of what we accomplished for patients and plans in 2017, but our work is far from done. While the average plan members’ share of prescription drug costs rose very modestly, we know many still struggled to afford their medication. We will continue to help plans create even more headroom so they can keep member cost-share low and coverage broad, and to do more for those patients for who are challenged by their out-of-pocket costs.

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