National Recognition for Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Mar 6, 2018
The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute award recognizes the ground-breaking ways Express Scripts is helping plan sponsors fight the serious dangers of opioid misuse and abuse.

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Today, Express Scripts was awarded the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute’s (PBMI) Excellence Award in the Opioid Management Strategy Category.

PBMI’s recognition of our mission-driven work is validation that we are able to make a real difference in getting patients on a path toward safer use of opioid medication. Opioids misuse and abuse is a problem now deemed worthy of national emergency status, so we know our clients need the best opioid management solution on the market. Through Advanced Opioid ManagementSM, we are working together with clients to protect members and their families.

Curbing Opioid Misuse and Ensuring Safe Starts

Advanced Opioid Management is a comprehensive solution that reduces excessive and inappropriate opioid prescribing, particularly for those taking an opioid for the first time. The program puts clients in greater compliance with CDC guidelines recommended to address this national epidemic through safe opioid prescribing. Express Scripts’ solution includes patient education, physician alerting, and safe disposal along with limits on the quantity and type of opioid medication for individuals new to opioid therapy.

Together with our clients, Express Scripts is curbing opioid misuse with a nearly 60% reduction in the average days’ supply for patients receiving an opioid prescription for the first time, from 18.6 days’ supply per prescription claim before the launch of the program, to 7.5 days’ supply per claim after the start of the program.

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