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  • Drug Safety and Abuse Jul 20, 2017

    Why “Abuse Deterrent” is a Misnomer

    Instead of mandating first-line coverage for ADF opioids, we must remain committed to reducing opioid misuse through a comprehensive, well-coordinated solution that includes law enforcement, providers, plan sponsors and patients.

  • Industry Updates Jul 12, 2017

    Data Helps Docs Prescribe Opioids Safely

    Successfully addressing safe opioid use while ensuring access to these medications for patients in pain requires a comprehensive approach that includes patients, pharmacies, and – critically important – physician education and outreach.

  • Industry Updates Jul 11, 2017

    FDA Update: July 2017

    Express Scripts Office of Clinical Evaluation and Policy tracks some recent updates to the drug pipeline.

  • Drug Options Jul 5, 2017

    Biosimilars: Progress Today, Billions in Savings Tomorrow

    A look at recent updates and the potential cost savings of biosimilars.

  • Industry Updates Jun 29, 2017

    Sharing. Smarter.

    SmartShare RxSM offers employers greater flexibility in how they keep pharmacy care affordable for beneficiaries.

  • Industry Updates Jun 15, 2017

    FDA Update: June 2017

    Express Scripts Office of Clinical Evaluation and Policy tracks some recent updates to the drug pipeline.

  • Industry Updates Jun 13, 2017

    5 Key Takeaways for Senate HELP Committee

    As policymakers look for ways to rein in drug costs and improve patient care, they need look no further than what pharmacy benefit managers like Express Scripts do every day. PBMs help employers, unions and health plans provide affordable benefits to American families.

  • Industry Updates Jun 9, 2017

    Here’s What Commercial Payers Spent on Diabetes Medications in 2016

    With the American Diabetes Association 77th Scientific Sessions upon us, here’s a look at current and future drivers of diabetes medication spending, and how to keep these life-saving medications in reach of patients.

  • Industry Updates Jun 7, 2017

    A Comprehensive Solution to Reduce Opioid Abuse

    Express Scripts Advanced Opioid Management solution combines opioid management addressing physician, pharmacy and patient touchpoints to yield a comprehensive, seamless solution.

  • Industry Updates Jun 6, 2017

    Outcomes 2017: Value Beyond

    Together with our clients, we explore new and better ways to solve the challenges of this evolving healthcare landscape, reduce costs and improve care.

  • Industry Updates Jun 1, 2017

    Improving Care for Pulmonary Conditions and Multiple Sclerosis

    New Solutions leverage the core strengths of Express Scripts’ independent model, and combine technology, specialized care and strategic industry collaborations, to deliver greater value to payers and improved health outcomes for patients living with asthma, COPD and MS.

  • Industry Updates May 30, 2017

    The Cost of Hope: 5 Things to Know about the Cost of Cancer Drugs

    A look at current and future drivers of oncology medication trend, plus a solution to change the way we pay for cancer.

  • Industry Updates May 25, 2017

    3 Tips for a Seamless Open Enrollment Season

    Express Scripts helps clients simplify open enrollment to create a seamless and stress-free experience for employees.

  • Workers' Compensation | Express Scripts May 17, 2017

    A New Industry Standard for Workers' Compensation Programs

    Together, Express Scripts and myMatrixx will provide best-in-class services to payers and injured workers, effective today.

  • Industry Updates May 9, 2017

    FDA Update: May 2017

    Express Scripts Office of Clinical Evaluation and Policy tracks some recent updates to the drug pipeline.

  • Industry Updates May 4, 2017

    Specialty Drugs Fill 2017 Pipeline

    A look ahead at several disease states – including multiple sclerosis, cancer and atopic dermatitis – that could see new treatment options gain FDA approval this year.

  • Specialized Care Apr 13, 2017

    SafeGuardRx Brings Care and Value to Patients, Payers

    The Hepatitis Cure Value®, Cholesterol Care Value® and Oncology Care Value® programs provided substantial clinical and financial value in 2016.

  • Industry Updates Apr 11, 2017

    FDA Update: April 2017

    Express Scripts Office of Clinical Evaluation and Policy tracks some recent updates to the drug pipeline.

  • Workers' Compensation | Express Scripts Apr 4, 2017

    Workers’ Comp Rx Spending Decreased 7.6% in 2016

    Express Scripts lowered prescription drug spending for workers' compensation payers by 7.6% in 2016, according to the 11th edition of our Workers' Compensation Drug Trend Report.

  • Industry Updates Mar 9, 2017

    10 Rx Trends to Know Before ACC 2017

    A clinicians and industry experts gather at the 66th Annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions to discuss the latest cardiac research and innovations, we offer a summary of current and future pharmacy trends for high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure.

  • Industry Updates Mar 7, 2017

    FDA Update: March 2017

    Express Scripts Office of Clinical Evaluation and Policy tracks some recent updates to the drug pipeline.

  • Government Programs Feb 28, 2017

    High Drug Prices Frustrate Government-Sponsored Health Programs

    Health plans partnering with Express Scripts are delivering high-quality, affordable pharmacy care to millions of individuals enrolled in government-sponsored programs, but this record is at risk without decisive action to advance additional pro-patient and pro-payer policy changes.

  • Industry Updates Feb 16, 2017

    INFOGRAPHIC: Market Events - Time Equals Money

    Events such as egregious price increases, new generic launches, and unwarranted price discrepancies put everyone at risk.

    Click to download the infographic.

  • Industry Updates Feb 6, 2017

    Fighting Back Against Irresponsible Drug Pricing

    Express Scripts’ efforts to put medicine within reach for payers and patients effectively held the 2016 growth rate in prescription drug spending to just 3.8% – a 27% decrease from 2015.

  • Industry Updates Feb 3, 2017

    Putting Members in the Driver’s Seat

    Express Scripts’ User Experience Center is redefining the healthcare experience and improving how care is delivered to our members.