The 5 Articles You Should Read

Oct 25, 2017
Through actionable data insights and specialized clinical care, Express Scripts’ experts share perspective on key healthcare topics this month.
Kyle Shayna Article

Express Scripts’ experts share insights on key healthcare topics right now. Here are our top 5 articles from this month:

1. Super Spending: Caring for People Whose Needs are Greatest

In the most recent edition of our report, Super Spending: U.S. Trends in High-Cost Medication Use, we learned that nearly 0.3% of members in our analysis had annual medication costs at or greater than $50,000 in 2016, a 35% increase from 2014 when we last looked at this population in depth.

2. 2018 SafeGuardRx Enhancements Further Optimize Care and Value

With their patient-first approach, Express Scripts SafeGuardRx® programs are the industry’s first, and most effective value-based programs, helping payers deliver the highest standard of care for their members with complex health challenges. In 2018, Express Scripts will leverage its scale, data insights and technology innovations to enrich three SafeGuardRx programs, providing the best value to our clients in this always evolving market.

3. Taking CARE of Patients with PAH

At Accredo, Express Scripts’ specialty pharmacy, we believe pharmacy and nursing support goes beyond filling a PAH prescription. Our proprietary patient support program – Clinical Assessment and Risk Evaluation (or, CARE) – screens patients receiving oral monotherapy with endothelin receptor antagonists (ETRA) for potential health challenges and clinical worsening, and alerts their prescribing physician to any complications.

4. A Dose of Good Knowledge

At Express Scripts, we practice pharmacy smarter. Our pharmacists receive specialized training for deep disease-specific understanding on the condition he or she supports. Specialist pharmacists in our Therapeutic Resource Centers ensure safety, improve medication adherence and close gaps in care. In recognition of National Pharmacists Month, here are the ten most read topics when we “Asked the Pharmacist.”

5. FDA Update: October 2017

Express Scripts’ Emerging Therapeutics team is highlighting some key updates among the many new drugs, additional indications and generic approvals last month.

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