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04/06/2012Notice of Redemption and Withdrawal of Class of Securities from Listing on the NYSE
ST. LOUIS, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --On April 6, 2012, Medco Health Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX), issued a notice of redemption to the holders of its 7.25% Senior Notes due August 15, 2013 (Cusip No. 58405UAC6) (the "Notes"), which were issued under the Indenture, dated as of August 12, 2003, between Medco and U.S. Bank Trust National Association, as trustee. As indicated in the notice of redemption, Medco intends to r... 
03/26/2012Patients Who Know Their Gene Test Results are More Likely to Regularly Take and Remain on Statins, Study at ACC Shows
Study provides first evidence that pharmacogenetic testing can improve patient adherence to prescription drug therapy CHICAGO, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Genetic tests can help physicians more accurately diagnose and treat disease, but now there is evidence that these tests can also influence behavior -- motivating patients who are told of their test results to regularly take and stay on medications to treat high cholesterol.  The results of the Additional KIF6 Risk Offers Better Adherenc... 
03/19/2012The Mental Health Gender Gap: Women Far Exceed Men in their Use of Psychotropic Medications as Utilization Increases Among Both Sexes
More than One-in-Four Women take Medication to Treat a Mental Health Condition WASHINGTON, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Women far outpace their male counterparts when it comes to the consumption of mental health medications, with 25 percent using at least one psychotropic drug as compared to 15 percent of men.  These are findings from research by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) that were presented Saturday at the 2012 Women's Health Congress. (Logo: http://pho... 
03/19/2012More is Sometimes Less: Women are Prescribed a Greater Number of Medications Than Men but Take Less of the Drugs They Need
New Medco study shows that, despite higher prescription rate, women fare worse in 25 out of 25 clinical measurements WASHINGTON, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- There is a wide gender divide when it comes to how men and women are prescribed and adhere to their medications.  According to a new study, while women use more prescription drugs than men, they are less likely to be prescribed drugs according to clinical guidelines and are not as good about adhering to the medications they are prescri... 
03/16/2012Medco Study Finds Many Patients on Newer Oncology Treatments Are at Risk for Drug Interactions
Oral Cancer Drugs Need Added Monitoring to Prevent Safety Risks, Impaired Effectiveness WASHINGTON, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oral cancer drugs that target key enzymes in tumor cells have made significant contributions to oncology care, freeing many patients from spending long hours at infusion centers to receive their chemotherapy treatments. But new research shows that many patients using these oral medications are also on other drugs that may prevent patients from getting the full ben... 
03/14/2012Medco to Present Results of National Study on Effect of Genetic Testing on Patient Medication Adherence at the American College of Cardiology 61st Annual Scientific Session and Expo
New data presentation from the first prospective study to explore the influence of pharmacogenetic testing on medication adherence and persistence FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The final results of the Additional KIF6 Risk Offers Better Adherence to Statins (AKROBATS) study will be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session & Expo being held March 24-27, 2012, in Chicago, IL. The AKROBATS study is a collaborative effort between ... 
03/01/2012Medco Tops Industry on Fortune's List of 'World's Most Admired Companies' for Fifth Consecutive Year
Medco listed No. 1 in "Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services" category by earning the highest rankings for innovation, people management, social responsibility, quality of management, quality of products/services FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive year, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) has captured the No. 1 position within the Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services sector on Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies"... 
02/21/2012Medco Delivers Record Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Earnings
Fourth-Quarter 2011 GAAP Diluted EPS of $1.08, Up 22.7 Percent; Diluted EPS of $1.14 Excluding Merger-Related Expenses, Up 29.5 Percent; Diluted EPS Excluding All Intangible Amortization and Merger-Related Expenses of $1.25, Up 26.3 Percent Full-Year 2011 GAAP Diluted EPS of $3.62, Up 14.6 Percent; Diluted EPS of $3.74 Excluding Merger-Related Expenses, Up 18.4 Percent; Diluted EPS Excluding All Intangible Amortization and Merger-Related Expenses of $4.17, Up 17.5 Percent FRANKLIN LAKES, N... 
02/13/2012Medco Launches Medical Benefit Management Program to Better Manage Specialty Drug Spending, Coverage Needs
$8 Billion in Waste Targeted in Medication Cost FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Expensive specialty drugs, which are used to treat rare or complex medical conditions, have been one of the fastest growing categories in health care for nearly a decade, as price inflation and higher utilization continue to increase costs.  Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MHS), has introduced a new medical benefit management program to better manage specialty medications c... 
02/01/2012Medco Announces Date for Release of Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year 2011 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its fourth-quarter and full-year 2011 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.  (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO ) Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET.     To access the live conference call via telephone:... 
01/23/2012TherapEase Cuisine(TM), Medco's Cancer Nutrition Program, Expands Capabilities to Food Shipments Directly to Patients' Homes
Individualized nutrition recommendations target symptoms and support outcome FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced a new advancement in its continued pursuit of improving the quality of life for cancer patients. TherapEase Cuisine, Medco's online resource for cancer patient nutrition, will now facilitate compliance with our individualized recommendations based on diagnosis and treatment regimen, by providing food... 
01/23/2012TherapEase Cuisine™, Medco's Cancer Nutrition Program, Expands Capabilities to Food Shipments Directly to Patients' Homes
Individualized nutrition recommendations target symptoms and support outcome FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced a new advancement in its continued pursuit of improving the quality of life for cancer patients. TherapEase Cuisine, Medco's online resource for cancer patient nutrition, will now facilitate compliance with our individualized recommendations based on diagnosis and treatment regimen, by providin... 
01/09/2012Medco, Castlight Health Integrate Web Tools For Drug And Medical Costs To Empower Consumers and Improve Care
Driving value through quality and cost information across a broad spectrum of healthcare needs 2012 pilot to integrate Medco's My Rx Choices® with Castlight to drive increased healthcare consumerism FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) and Castlight Health, Inc. announce they will integrate their comparison pricing features and clinical messaging services together in a pilot program with mutual ... 
12/21/2011Medco Shareholders Approve Merger With Express Scripts
  FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareholders of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today approved a proposed merger with Express Scripts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO) With approximately 72 percent of the shares entitled to vote present in person or by proxy at a special meeting held today, shareholders adopted the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated July 20, 2011 by a margin of 99 percent to one percent, based on a p... 
11/17/2011The Search is On for 100 Vital Centenarians to Advance Genomic Science and Revolutionize Medical Care
DNA of 100 year-olds and older will serve as the basis for the $10 million Archon Genomics X PRIZE presented by Medco(R) FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Living to 100 years old is a remarkable feat in itself, but now a group of 100 centenarians has the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy that could radically change medical care for generations to come.  The X PRIZE Foundation and Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) are searching for the Medco 100 Over 100 - a group ... 
11/16/2011America's State of Mind: New Report Finds Americans Increasingly Turn to Medications to Ease their Mental Woes; Women Lead the Trend
More than One-in-four Women take Medication to Treat a Mental Health Condition Women's Use of ADHD Drugs Surged 2.5 Times over Decade, Surpasses Men's Usage FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --What could be a sign of America's psychological state of mind, a new report shows more than one-in-five adult Americans took at least one medication commonly used to treat a psychiatric or behavioral disorder in 2010. Women's use was even higher, with one-in-four on a mental ... 
11/14/2011Medco Research Institute Study Shows Some Patients Discontinue New Anticoagulant Drug Early, Which May Increase Stroke Risk
- Research finds Significant Persistence Drop-off Shortly after Start of Therapy - First Real-World Preliminary Data Suggest Higher Stroke and Bleeding Hospitalization Rates Than Observed in Clinical Trial Setting ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients using Pradaxa (dabigatran), a new blood thinner aimed at preventing stroke and blood clots, failed to remain on the treatment 17 percent of the time after the first four months, according to a study presented at the American H... 
11/07/2011Advising Medicare Beneficiaries - Medco's 2012 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Helps Members Get the Most Value from Their Benefits
Offers $0 co-payment for a 90-day supply of generics through mail, coverage in the Gap, and more than 3,000 covered prescription drugs Popular brand-drug patent expirations represent more than $9 billion in savings for Medicare beneficiaries FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --With open enrollment season underway, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) is providing a team of advisors to help Medicare beneficiaries who enroll in Medco Medicare Prescription Plan® (PD... 
11/02/2011Global Trend in Diabetes Could Exact Catastrophic Toll on Emerging Global Healthcare Systems
Influential Diabetes Experts Drs. Vivian Fonseca, Steven Edelman and Philip Raskin discuss current model of care amid "the most significant public health problem worldwide" FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The current model for care of people with diabetes is no longer viable, and continuing today's approach could bring devastating consequences not only the United States healthcare system, but also emerging systems in developing countries, as diabetes is now the mo... 
10/26/2011Medco Delivers Record Third-Quarter 2011 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.90, or $0.96 Excluding Merger-Related Expenses, Up 12.9 Percent; Diluted EPS Excluding All Intangible Amortization and Merger-Related Expenses of a Record $1.07, Up 12.6 Percent
Narrows 2011 EPS Guidance Range to High-End Guides to 2012 EBITDA Growth of Up To 9.5 Percent and Margin Expansion FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Third-Quarter 2011 Highlights: Record GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.90, or $0.96 when excluding $36.6 million of expenses associated with the pending Express Scripts merger, an increase of 12.9 percent over $0.85 in third-quarter 2010 Record diluted EPS, excluding all intangible amo... 
10/13/2011Medco, Quest Diagnostics Personalized Medicine Study Yields Additional Clues about Patient Engagement
Top-line results of the AKROBATS trial reveal greater adherence to statins for patients undergoing genetic testing Additional study data presented at American Society of Human Genetics provide more insight into patient acceptance of pharmacogenetic testing and research participation FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and MONTREAL, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The Medco Research Institute®, the research subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) ann... 
10/13/2011Putting Gene Tests to Use: More Than a Third of Patients Cannot Properly Metabolize Plavix®
Personalized Medicine testing data shows heightened risk for cardiovascular event FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and MONTREAL, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --A Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) gene testing analysis found that 38 percent of patients prescribed Plavix® (clopidogrel)--an anti-platelet drug used to prevent blood clots, heart attack and stroke--were also using another drug that would impede its effectiveness. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO)... 
10/07/2011Medco Wins 2011 URAC Award for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection
The Medco Therapeutic Resource Centers® earn recognition in a field of 20 finalists competing for distinguished honor FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that its Medco Therapeutic Resource Centers® (TRCs) won the Silver Award for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection from URAC, the nation's leading healthcare accreditation organization, during the URAC 12th Annual Quality Summit in C... 
10/05/2011Medco CEO: Healthcare Innovation is Essential for Sustainable Reform and a Core Component of Any Plan for Long-Term U.S. Financial Solvency
Improving the Management of Chronic and Complex Diseases and Reducing Associated Waste, Could Save $350 Billion Annually in Excess Total Healthcare Costs - A "Wired" System is Key CLEVELAND, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --A year and a half into healthcare reform, a pivotal question remains: Can the law achieve genuine, sustainable reform? Medco Chairman and CEO David B. Snow Jr. offered an answer today in an address at the Cleveland Clinic: "The law as written," he said, lays solid g... 
10/03/2011Medco Announces Date for Release of Third-Quarter 2011 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its third-quarter 2011 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO ) Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:00 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: ... 
09/13/2011/C O R R E C T I O N -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc./
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --In the news release, Rare Disease Therapeutics, Inc. Selects Accredo Health Group to Distribute Anascorp® for the Treatment of Centruroides Scorpion Sting Envenomation, issued 13-Sep-2011 by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the dateline cities should read "FRANKLIN and MEMPHIS, Tenn." rather than "FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and MEMPHIS, Tenn." as originally issued inadvert... 
09/13/2011Rare Disease Therapeutics, Inc. Selects Accredo Health Group to Distribute Anascorp® for the Treatment of Centruroides Scorpion Sting Envenomation
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Rare Disease Therapeutics, Inc. (RDT) announced today that its recently approved Anascorp® (Centruroides (Scorpion) Immune F(ab')2 (Equine) Injection) is now available on the market through Accredo Health Group, Inc. - a wholly owned subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS). On August 3, 2011, Anascorp became the first treatment approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Cen... 
08/15/2011Prometheus and the Medco Research Institute® to Evaluate the Use of Prometheus' Thiopurine Metabolite Testing for Optimizing Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients
SAN DIEGO and FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostics company that is part of Nestle Health Science, and the Medco Research Institute®, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), today announced that they have entered into a collaboration to evaluate the use of Prometheus' Thiopurine Metabolite (PTM) testing for optimizing dosing of 6 mercaptopurine (6MP) or azathioprin... 
08/03/2011Medco Comments on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Contract
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina today announced the possibility of changing its pharmacy benefit management service provider from Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) to Prime Therapeutics. This client comprises less than one-half of one percent of Medco's annual earnings. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO ) About Medco Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) is pioneering Theworld's... 
07/21/2011Medco Updates Pharmacy Benefit Services Agreement
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions (NYSE: MHS) today disclosed that after several months of discussions, its pharmacy benefit services agreement with UnitedHealthcare would not be renewed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO) Medco will continue serving UnitedHealthcare clients through the expiration of the current agreement on Dec. 31, 2012, and will work closely with the organization to ensure a smooth and orderl... 
07/21/2011Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions Sign Definitive Merger Agreement; Medco Shareholders to Receive $29.1 Billion
Combined company will lead the effort to lower costs of prescription medicines for American families and provide benefits to businesses in a globally-competitive marketplace -- Addresses the national mandate for more affordable, higher quality healthcare -- Merged company will advance healthcare through innovation and an unwavering alignment with clients ST. LOUIS and FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Express Scripts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESRX) and Medco Health Solution... 
07/21/2011Medco Delivers Second-Quarter 2011 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.85, Up 10.4 Percent; Diluted EPS Excluding All Intangible Amortization of $0.96, Up 10.3 Percent
Reaffirms 2011 EPS Guidance Range FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Second-Quarter 2011 Highlights: GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) increased 10.4 percent to $0.85 from $0.77 in second-quarter 2010 Diluted EPS, excluding all intangible amortization, increased 10.3 percent to $0.96 from $0.87 in second-quarter 2010 Total net revenues increased 4.1 percent to a record of $17.1 billion Gross margin increased 4.1 percent to over $1.1 billion, represent... 
07/19/2011Cancer Game Changers: Genomics, Smarter Medicine, Care Coordination Comprise Medco's Advanced Oncology Solutions(TM)
--Treatment Pathway Connections ties clinicians and care managers to support treatment, coverage -- Personalized medicine, nutrition services, specialist pharmacists round out oncology offering FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Oncology treatments are not what they were a decade ago. Drugs that target specific molecular pathways in a cancer cell are being added to or replacing once standard therapies, requiring a new model of patient care. Medco Health Solutions... 
07/05/2011Medco's Specialty Pharmacy Improves Hepatitis C Patient Outcomes, Drives Down Costs by an Average $13,000 Per Patient
Accredo Health Group poised to aid patients with new treatments HCV patient compliance remains high for complex medication regimen FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Accredo Health Group Inc., the specialty pharmacy of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), has developed a unique ability to manage the costs of treating hepatitis C (HCV), while keeping patients adherent to a complex medication regimen for a sometimes lethal disease that can lead to liver cirrhos... 
06/28/2011Medco Announces Date for Release of Second-Quarter 2011 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its second-quarter 2011 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Thursday, July 21, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO ) Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: D... 
06/22/2011Medco, United BioSource and Sanofi Signed Global Agreement to Improve Quality of Patient Care Through Real-World Evidence
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Sanofi (NYSE: SNY), Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) and its wholly owned subsidiary, United BioSource Corporation (UBC), announced they have entered into a global, multi-year agreement to support the real-world evidence assessments during Sanofi product development and pre-/post-approval processes that support improvements in the overall quality of patient care. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO )... 
06/08/2011Medco, State of New Mexico and Community Pharmacists Launch SOCRxATES® Program to Close Critical Medication-Related Gaps in Healthcare, Improving Outcomes and Lowering Costs
Medco expands groundbreaking program to New Mexico to specially train community pharmacists in closing medication-related gaps in care for New Mexico state employees with chronic conditions ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced it has brought its groundbreaking SOCRxATES® community pharmacy program to State of New Mexico employees and their dependents. SOCRxATES is a care improvement program that enables community p... 
06/07/2011New Study Finds Patient Adherence to Statin Medications Reduces Hospitalizations and Healthcare Costs
Costs reduced by as much as $944 over 18 months when patients take their statin cholesterol lowering medications regularly Improving adherence to statin medications could save billions of healthcare dollars annually FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Patients with high cholesterol who regularly take their cholesterol-lowering medications have significantly fewer hospitalizations from cardiovascular problems and can reduce their health care costs by as much as $944... 
06/02/2011Medco Partners With MolecularMD on Personalized Medicine Program for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and PORTLAND, Ore., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) and MolecularMD Corp. today announce the launch of a personalized medicine program for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients. Through this program, Medco will offer patients diagnosed with CML a molecular test known as qRT-PCR (quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction) BCR-ABL to monitor the disease. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO ... 
05/25/2011Medco Executives to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Executives from Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) are scheduled to attend the following investor conferences: Timothy Wentworth, Group President, Employer and Key Accounts, will address the Sanford C. Bernstein 27th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference on Wednesday, June 1 at 10 a.m. ET at the Waldorf Astoria at 301 Park Avenue, NY, New York. Richard J. Rubino, Medco's chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. ... 
05/24/2011Medco Chairman and CEO David Snow Addresses Shareholders, Highlighting Another Year of Growth, Innovation and Substantial Client Savings - With More to Come
Snow Shares Strategy for Further Growth in the Coming Decade With Meaningful Contributions to Healthcare Reform FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Chairman and CEO David B. Snow Jr. today recapped a string of accomplishments in 2010 for attendees at the company's annual shareholders' meeting and offered a vision for a future in which Medco plays a pivotal role in the success of healthcare reform. "There are moments in history when multiple factors align to fuel... 
05/23/2011Exagen Diagnostics Inc. Partners with Medco Research Institute® to Develop NIMBLE Personalized Medicine Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Pilot program utilizes Exagen's Avise PG(SM) specialized blood-testing service to help physicians optimize treatment therapies for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., and ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Exagen Diagnostics, Inc., a specialty diagnostics laboratory that discovers, develops and markets proprietary tests, and Medco Research Institute, LLC -- a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) -- announced today the... 
05/18/2011Cancer Drug Use and Spending to Rise Sharply by 2013
Medco Drug Trend Report forecasts growth of 34-42 percent for cancer drugs during next three years Oncology drug inflation reaches 11.5 percent during 2010 ORLANDO, Fla., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Expensive new cancer drugs treating increasing numbers of patients could drive cancer drug spending by as much as 15 percent a year through 2013. At this accelerated rate, oncology drugs will likely rise to the second or third largest trend-driving category by 2015, following only dia... 
05/17/2011Medco Announces Webcast for Annual Meeting of Shareholders
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) will webcast its Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which is being held on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. The presentations by David B. Snow Jr., chairman and CEO, and his management team, will begin at 9 a.m. ET. To access the live audio webcast, visit the Investor Relations section at www.medco.com/investor. The webcast will be available for replay for one year following the presentation. About Medc... 
04/28/2011Medco Delivers First-Quarter 2011 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.80, up 19.4 Percent;
Diluted EPS Excluding All Intangible Amortization of $0.91, Up 19.7 Percent Raises Midpoint of 2011 EPS Guidance Range FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- First-Quarter 2011 Highlights: GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) increased 19.4 percent to $0.80 from $0.67 in first-quarter 2010 Diluted EPS, excluding all intangible amortization, increased 19.7 percent to $0.91 from $0.76 in first-quarter 2010 Total net revenues increased 4.3 percent to a record of... 
04/27/2011Medco Executives to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Executives from Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) are scheduled to attend the following investor conferences: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO ) Chairman and CEO David B. Snow Jr. will address the Deutsche Bank 36th Annual Health Care Conference in Boston on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 10 a.m. ET at the Intercontinental Boston Hotel. Dr. Robert Epstein, Medco's chief clinical research and developme... 
04/13/2011Medco Announces Date for Release of First-Quarter 2011 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its first-quarter 2011 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Thursday, April 28, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO ) Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: D... 
04/11/2011New Analysis Finds Antidepressants Boost Patient Adherence to Hepatitis C Treatment
Patients taking medications for depression more likely to stick with Interferon treatment BALTIMORE, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Adherence to interferon, an important medication used to treat Hepatitis C, is critical to successfully clearing the virus that causes the disease. A new observational analysis by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) finds that when Hepatitis C patients are also being treated for depression -- a frequent side effect of interferon use -- they are mor... 
04/01/2011Medco's Willingboro Automated Pharmacy: 500 Million Prescriptions and Counting
WILLINGBORO, N.J., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Less than 10 years after dispensing its first prescription, Medco Health Solutions, Inc.'s (NYSE: MHS) fully automated pharmacy in Willingboro dispensed its 500 millionth prescription, securing its position as one of the world's largest pharmacies based upon the number of prescriptions filled. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO ) "This milestone is significant because it demonstrates Medco's vast capabiliti... 
03/24/2011Medco Foundation Donates $100,000 to Red Cross for Japanese Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief
Donation targeted at meeting immediate needs of victims FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The Medco Foundation, a charitable organization established by Medco Health Solutions Inc., (NYSE: MHS), has donated $100,000 to the U.S. Red Cross to assist in the global humanitarian relief effort for victims of the devastating earthquake in Japan and the Pacific tsunami. Medco is also encouraging its employees to contribute financially to the relief effort. (Logo: htt... 
03/16/2011CalPERS Notifies Medco of Renewal Decision
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has provided notice that it has terminated negotiations for renewing a contract awarded to Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) for pharmacy benefit management services, the company said today. The renewal was scheduled to commence on January 1, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO ) The CalPERS contract has not been material to Medc... 
03/10/2011Medco Executives to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Executives from Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) are scheduled to attend the following investor conferences: Chairman and CEO David B. Snow Jr. will address the Barclays Capital 2011 Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, March 17 at 9:30 a.m. ET at the Loews Miami Hotel, Miami; Timothy Wentworth, Group President, Employer and Key Accounts, is scheduled to attend the UBS 4th Annual Healthcare Supply Channel 1x1 Confer... 
03/07/2011Medco Tops Industry on Fortune's List of 'World's Most Admired Companies' for Fourth Consecutive Year
Medco listed No. 1 in "Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services" category by earning the highest ranking across all attributes, including innovation, quality of management, long-term investment, global competitiveness and people management FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), captured the No. 1 position within the Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services sector on Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for the fourt... 
02/28/2011Medco to Present at the Citi 2011 Global Health Care Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- David B. Snow Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Citi 2011 Global Health Care Conference in New York on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The presentation at the Hilton, New York, will begin at 8 a.m. ET. Richard J. Rubino, Medco's chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a simulcast link and the accompanying sl... 
02/22/2011Medco Delivers Record Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2010 Earnings
Fourth-Quarter 2010 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.88, Up 25.7 Percent; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets from the 2003 Spin-off of $0.94, Up 23.7 Percent Full-Year 2010 GAAP Diluted EPS of $3.16, Up 21.1 Percent; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets from the 2003 Spin-off of $3.40, Up 20.1 Percent Reaffirms 2011 EPS Guidance FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fourth-Quarter 2010 Highlights: GAAP diluted earnings per shar... 
02/03/2011Fairleigh Dickinson University Announces Partnership with Medco Health Solutions, Inc. for New School of Pharmacy
MADISON, N.J., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Fairleigh Dickinson University and Medco Health Solutions, Inc. today announced that the company has made a commitment of $5 million to support the opening of a new school of pharmacy in fall 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO) The Medco School of Pharmacy at Fairleigh Dickinson University will become New Jersey's first pharmacy school affiliated with an independent university. The school, operating with... 
02/02/2011Medco Board Approves a New $3 Billion Share Repurchase Program
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a new $3 billion share repurchase program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO ) "At our Analyst Day in November 2010, we indicated that we intended to repurchase approximately $2 billion of our shares in 2011 funded from free cash flow, and this authorization enables us to achieve that goal. Sha... 
01/24/2011Medco Announces Date for Release of Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2010 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its fourth-quarter and full-year 2010 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: Dial in: (800) 949-5383 from inside the U.S., or (706... 
01/03/2011Medco Announces Update on Status of Agreement With MemberHealth, LLC
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today reported that it has received notice of termination, effective December 31, 2011, of its Medicare Part D prescription benefits management agreement with MemberHealth, LLC, a subsidiary of Universal American. Pursuant to the agreement, Medco provides pharmacy benefit management services to beneficiaries of various Medicare plans that are under contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medi... 
01/03/2011Medco CEO to Present at Upcoming Healthcare Conferences
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) Chairman and CEO, David B. Snow Jr., is scheduled to present at the following healthcare conferences: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO) The Goldman Sachs Healthcare CEOs Unscripted conference taking place in New York at the Goldman Sachs Conference Center on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 8:45 a.m. ET; The 29th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference taking plac... 
12/28/2010Medco Extends URAC Accreditation to Drug Therapy Management, PBM
Independent health care quality evaluator finds Medco programs improve pharmacy care FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS) today announced that URAC, one of the nation's leading independent health care quality evaluators, has accredited Medco's Pharmacy Benefit Management and Drug Therapy Management (DTM) programs, recognizing the company's commitment to clinical quality and accountability to customers. (Logo: http://photo... 
12/09/2010Half of All Women Do Not Get Regular Mammograms Despite Recommended Guidelines
New study shows only half of women aged 40 and older are getting yearly mammograms Nearly 40 percent of women aged 50 and older do not have biennial screenings SAN ANTONIO, Dec, 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --As the debate continues over the appropriate frequency and age for mammography screenings to detect breast cancer, a new study shows that a large percentage of women are simply not getting tested often enough, falling far short of recommendations by leading medical groups and the U.S... 
11/19/2010Medco Health Solutions Analyst Day: 'Expect Medco to Deliver Strong Earnings Growth Through the Next Decade'
NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today presented the results of a recently completed strategic financial plan that forecasts a decade of substantial growth through 2020. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO ) "Since becoming a public company in 2003, we have delivered compound average GAAP earnings per share growth exceeding 20 percent. Looking forward to the next decade through 2020, we expect to deliver co... 
11/15/2010Medco to Present at the Lazard Capital Markets 7th Annual Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Tim Wentworth, group president for employer and key accounts at Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to present at the Lazard Capital Markets 7th Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in New York. The presentation at The St. Regis Hotel is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET. Richard J. Rubino, Medco's chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live ... 
11/15/2010Medco's 2011 National Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) Earns CMS 5-Star Quality and Performance Rating
Medco's national plan is the only national PDP to earn a 5-star overall quality and performance rating FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that its 2011 Medco Medicare Prescription Plan(R) earned the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) highest overall quality and performance rating - 5 Stars - for its national Prescription Drug Plan (PDP). CMS rates the relative quality of the private plans that a... 
11/15/2010New Study: Overuse of Combination Drug Therapy in Patients with Mild Asthma Leads to Increased Costs
Nearly two-thirds of mild asthmatics using combo therapy without an apparent additional clinical benefit, such as reduced asthma-related ER visits or hospitalizations PHOENIX, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Despite national guidelines recommending that inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) be used alone as the preferred treatment for patients with mild persistent asthma, a new study finds that nearly two-thirds of these patients are taking more costly drugs that combine an ICS and a long-acti... 
11/11/2010Medco Announces Its 2010 Analyst Day Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David B. Snow Jr. and other members of the Medco senior leadership team will present highlights of the company's growth strategy, including near-term financial expectations and long-term financial goals, to analysts and investors during its 2010 Analyst Day on Friday, November 19. The event entitled "Medco: The Next Decade" is scheduled to begin at 8 a... 
11/08/2010Major Gains in Physician Use of Genetic Tests Reported in New Study
Nationwide program proves choice, easy access to information and genetic tests overcome barriers to adoption of pharmacogenomic testing Wider use of pharmacogenomic testing can lead to safer, more-effective use of medications WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- While the vast majority of physicians recognize the contribution of genetic tests for improving medication response by guiding the prescribing and dosing of many widely-used medications, most doctors don't feel they kn... 
11/02/2010Medco Delivers Record Third-Quarter 2010 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.85; Record Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets From the 2003 Spin-off of $0.91
Raises and Narrows 2010 EPS Guidance Guides to 2011 GAAP Diluted EPS Growth of 12 to 17 Percent FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Third-Quarter 2010 Highlights: GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) increased 23.2 percent to a record $0.85 from $0.69 in third-quarter 2009 Diluted EPS, excluding amortization of intangible assets from the 2003 spin-off, increased 21.3 percent to a record $0.91 from $0.75 in third-quarter 2009 Total net revenues increased ... 
10/26/2010Medco CEO to Present at Oppenheimer 21st Annual Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- David B. Snow Jr., Chairman and CEO of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to present at the Oppenheimer 21st Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 in New York. The presentation at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET. Richard J. Rubino, Medco's chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a simulcast link and the a... 
10/26/2010Medco Launches Online Safety Net to Increase Adherence and Prevent Avoidable Medication Risks
-- Automatic Safety Alerts Let Members Close Critical Gaps in Care Online -- Advanced Online Tools include the first OTC and Rx Drug Interaction Alert System NEW YORK, Oct 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) has launched a suite of online tools that empower members to help protect themselves against certain unnecessary health risks. The new online safety net that alerts members taking maintenance medications of gaps in care that could harm their health... 
10/21/2010Despite Potential Risk of Serious Birth Defects, New Study Finds Poor Adherence to Oral Contraception among Women on Category X Medications
40 percent of young women using Category X medications showed less than optimal adherence to oral contraceptives FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- An important new study finds that despite the potential risk of serious birth defects associated with the use of medications labeled "Category X" by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 40 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 44 using a Category X medication along with an oral contraceptive (OC) do not use thei... 
10/15/2010Medco Research Institute Study Finds Nearly One-Third of Antidepressant Dose Increases Prescribed for Patients with Poor Medication Adherence
- Patients exposed to higher risk of side effects - Medication dose increases often tied to inconsistent use of antidepressants BOSTON, Oct 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Nearly a third of all patients who are prescribed an increased dosage of antidepressants were not taking their original prescriptions regularly, according to new research conducted by the Medco Research Institute(TM), the research subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS). The study was presented at the Ame... 
10/14/2010Sen. Harry Reid to Medco Employees: Technology and Innovation Integral to Sustainable Healthcare Reform and Nevada's Future
LAS VEGAS, Oct 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- With one of the world's largest and most sophisticated pharmacies serving as the backdrop, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), today said innovative companies such as Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) represent a bright future for a sustainable healthcare system for America - advancing clinical quality, lowering costs - and for Nevada by providing employment opportunities for skilled healthcare professionals. (Logo: http://pho... 
10/04/2010Medco Announces Date for Third-Quarter 2010 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct 04, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its third-quarter 2010 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Following the release, management will hold a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET to review the financial results, outlook and related matters. Management will also provide 2011 earnings guidance during the call. To access the live conference call via telephone: ... 
09/27/2010Led by Automotive Industry Initiative, Michigan Second in the Nation in its use of Electronic Prescribing
Southeast Michigan ePrescribing Initiative leads ePrescribing in Michigan; drives Michigan's national Safe Rx ranking DETROIT, Sept 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- According to the results of a nationwide report on electronic prescribing (ePrescribing), the state of Michigan is now second in the nation in its use of electronic prescriptions based on the total number of ePrescriptions routed in Michigan in 2009 -- which was nearly 11.3 million. The driving force behind the state's embrace o... 
09/24/2010Accomplished Healthcare Executives Selected to Lead Medco Celesio B.V.
- Brian T. Griffin of Medco has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the joint venture - Thorsten Beer of Celesio was named Chief Financial Officer - Medco Celesio B.V. is pioneering new solutions addressing Europe's healthcare challenges Franklin Lakes, N.J. and Stuttgart, Germany, Sept 24, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), and Celesio AG today named two accomplished healthcare executives to lead Medco Celesio B.V., a new joint venture headquarte... 
09/17/2010Medco Completes Acquisition of United BioSource Corporation, Creating Powerful Engine for Rapidly Advancing Clinical Insight and Innovation
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept 17, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) on Thursday completed its acquisition of United BioSource Corporation (UBC) in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $730 million, creating a complementary and comprehensive research organization that extends Medco's core capabilities in data analytics and research to accelerate pharmaceutical knowledge - advancing patient safety and contributing to the body of evidence-based medicin... 
09/07/2010Medco Issues $1.0 Billion of Senior Notes
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept 07, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) announced today that it has agreed to sell $500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.750% senior notes due September 15, 2015 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.125% senior notes due September 15, 2020 in an underwritten public offering. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. are acting as representatives of the several underwriters. Medco intends to u... 
08/16/2010Medco Announces Agreement to Acquire United BioSource Corporation: A Global Medical Research and Scientific Services Leader to Advance Drug Safety and Knowledge
Combination creates a powerful, complementary engine for more rapidly advancing clinical insight and innovation through information services -- Transaction Valued at approximately $730 million; -- Expected to be Slightly Accretive to Medco Shareholders in 2011, Excluding One-Time Items and Amortization FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and BETHESDA, Md., Aug 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 16/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MH... 
07/29/2010Medco to Present at BMO Capital Markets 10th Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Tim Wentworth, group president for employer accounts at Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to present at the BMO Capital Markets 10th Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference on Thursday, August 5, 2010 in New York. The presentation at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. ET. Richard J. Rubino, Medco's chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentatio... 
07/27/2010Medco Research Institute(TM) and Leading French Researchers Launch Study Comparing Effient(R) and Double Dose of Plavix(R) in Heart Patients Receiving Prevacid(R)
Study is the first head-to-head trial of heartburn drug's effect on anti-platelet therapy in patients with coronary artery disease Trial may set stage for further personalized medicine research PARIS, July 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Research Institute(TM), LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is sponsoring a study to determine the optimal antiplatelet treatment for patients who are also using a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), a commonly prescr... 
07/22/2010Medco Delivers Second-Quarter 2010 GAAP Diluted EPS Growth of 20.3 Percent to a Record $0.77; Diluted EPS, Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets, Increased 20.3 Percent to a Record $0.83
Narrows Guidance Range for 2010 GAAP Diluted EPS; Narrows and Raises Guidance Range for Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Second-Quarter 2010 Highlights: GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) increased 20.3 percent to a record $0.77 from $0.64 in second-quarter 2009 Diluted EPS, excluding $0.06 in amortization of intangible assets from the 2003 spin-off, increased 20.3 percent to a record $0.83 from ... 
07/08/2010Southeast Michigan ePrescribing Initiative Honored for Leadership in Health Information Technology
Initiative led by Michigan auto companies receives first annual 2010 Health Information Technology Innovation Award from State HIT Commission DETROIT, July 8, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Southeast Michigan ePrescribing Initiative (SEMI) was presented with the 2010 Health Information Technology (HIT) Innovation Leadership Award at the first annual Michigan HIT Leadership and Innovation Awards reception. SEMI received this honor for its dedication to driving the adoption and use of the... 
07/06/2010Medco Announces Date for Second-Quarter 2010 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 6, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its second-quarter 2010 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Thursday, July 22, 2010. Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: Dial in: (800) 949-5383 from inside the U.S., or (706) 679-3440 fro... 
06/28/2010Study: Popular Diabetes Medications Not Associated With Increased Risk of Acute Pancreatitis
No difference seen in the risk of acute pancreatitis in patients on Byetta and Januvia compared with those on other diabetes treatments FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Two popular diabetes drugs do not increase the risk of acute pancreatitis, according to a study presented today at the American Diabetes Association's (ADA's) 70th Scientific Sessions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh... 
06/25/2010The New Future of Healthcare in Germany: Innovative Clinical Services Designed to Enhance Care, Reduce Costs for Sick Fund
Medco, BIG direkt gesund in agreement that could forge a new frontier in pharmacy-driven clinical care FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., and BERLIN, June 25, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions and BIG direkt gesund today announced that they have executed an agreement for an innovative portfolio of advanced pharmacy-driven solutions, which upon expressed patient consent, is designed to leverage innovative technologies for improving patient outcomes, adherence, and lowering overall healt... 
06/21/2010Medco and Celesio Announce Pan-European Joint Venture to Enhance Quality of Clinical Care and Reduce Overall Healthcare Costs
Combines capabilities of two of the World's leading pharmacy-driven healthcare companies Joint venture focused on advancing the role of pharmacy to improve care for patients with chronic and complex health conditions Supports payors, patients, physicians and pharmacists Holds promise to reduce overall healthcare costs across Europe while delivering significant improvements in healthcare quality Important strategic step for both Medco and Celesio to speed entry into new markets with high-... 
06/08/2010Medco Pharmacy Receives Full Accreditation, 'Gold Seal of Approval(TM)' From The Joint Commission
"This is a quest for excellence that has no end" FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 8, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) announced today that The Joint Commission, a leading independent standards setting and accrediting body in healthcare, has awarded the Medco Pharmacy its Gold Seal of Approval(TM) for Full Standards Compliance in Home Care - Pharmacy Dispensing Services. The recognition applies to all services offered to clients and health plan members by Medc... 
06/08/2010Medco to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 8, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Glenn Taylor, group president for key accounts at Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) is scheduled to present at the following investor conferences: The Goldman Sachs 31st Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 9:45 a.m. PT (12:45 p.m. ET) at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The William Blair Growth Stock Conference on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 12:40 p.m. CT (1:40 p.m. ET) at the Fo... 
06/04/2010The Medco Pharmacy: The Obvious Choice for Safety, Convenience and Savings on Long-Term Prescription Drugs
Dr. Obvious, Ph.D. campaign launched to showcase how consumers can save hundreds of dollars on prescription drugs FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 4, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS), one of the largest healthcare companies in the United States and prescription drug benefit manager for approximately 65 million members, recently launched a new consumer branding campaign around the character of Dr. Obvious, Ph.D. to drive home the message that people who use Th... 
06/01/2010Medco CEO to Present at the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC 26th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference 2010
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 1, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --David B. Snow Jr., chairman and CEO, of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC 26th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference 2010 in New York on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. The presentation at the Waldorf Astoria, New York, will begin at 3 p.m. EDT. Richard J. Rubino, Medco's chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a si... 
05/20/2010Healthcare Reform Changes Lead Employers to Rethink Retiree Prescription Benefit Strategies
Medco estimates alternative approaches may help employers save as much as 50 percent ORLANDO, Fla., May 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --As the nation's healthcare system begins to understand and address the impact of the recently enacted healthcare reform legislation, employers must assess their current and future retiree prescription benefit options, according to executives from Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) speaking to more than 700 clients at Medco's annual Drug Trend Symposiu... 
05/20/2010Medco to Present at the 2010 Citi Investment Research Global Health Care Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --David B. Snow Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the 2010 Citi Investment Research Global Health Care Conference in New York on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. The presentation at the Hilton, New York, will begin at 10 a.m. EDT. Richard J. Rubino, Medco's chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a simulcast link... 
05/19/2010New Research: Kids' Consumption of Chronic Medications on the Rise
Single year prescription utilization growth hits five percent for children -- largest jump among all age groups More than one-in-four children take medications to treat ongoing health conditions ORLANDO, Fla., May 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --In growing numbers, children across America are adding a dose of medicine to their daily routine. In 2009, drug trend for children - a measure of prescription spending growth - increased 10.8 percent, driven by a 5 percent increase in drug utiliza... 
05/14/2010Medco Donates $125,000 to Red Cross for Flood Relief in Tennessee and Other Affected Areas
Donation targeted at meeting immediate needs of victims FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS), on behalf of its affiliated companies and the Medco Foundation, has donated $125,000 to the U.S. Red Cross for relief efforts targeted at victims of recent flooding in Tennessee and other affected areas. Medco is one of the nation's largest pharmacies and parent company of Memphis-based Accredo Health Group -- which provides medicat... 
05/13/2010Medco Board Approves a New $3 Billion Share Repurchase Program
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a new $3 billion share repurchase program. "The Board's decision reflects its continued commitment to drive shareholder value while maintaining our flexibility to execute our clinically driven growth strategies that improve outcomes for our clients and members, and reduce overall healthcare costs," said Medco Chairman and Ch... 
05/12/2010Medco CEO to Shareholders: In Times of Change and Uncertainty, Medco Delivers Flexible Proven Formula Complementing National Healthcare Reform
"Medco complements the federal focus on access with innovation that improves patient outcomes and addresses overall healthcare costs" FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) will continue to succeed by delivering innovative and flexible solutions that enable America's employers and insurers to keep pace with the myriad changes associated with implementing national healthcare reform, Medco CEO David B. Snow Jr. today told shareholde... 
05/11/2010Medco Study: Despite FDA Warnings, Nearly One-Third of Asthma Patients Still Treated with Long-Acting Beta Agonists Without Controller Medications, Increasing Their Risk for Complications and Hospitalizations
Patients treated by specialists were 43 percent less likely to be on risky drug regimen Highest use of LABA monotherapy found among adolescents FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Nearly one-third of asthma patients are taking long-acting beta agonists (LABAs) alone, and not in combination with other asthma control medications, despite years of warnings from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the risk of worsening asthma symptoms and death associated with this ... 
05/10/2010Medco Announces Webcast for Annual Meeting of Shareholders
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) will webcast its Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which is being held on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. The presentations by David B. Snow Jr., chairman and CEO, and his management team, will begin at 9 a.m. ET. To access the live audio webcast, visit the Investor Relations section at www.medco.com/investor. The webcast will be available for replay for one year following the presentation. About ... 
05/06/2010Medco to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 6, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Executives for Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) are scheduled to present at the following investor conferences: Richard J. Rubino, Medco's chief financial officer, will participate in the Morgan Stanley Healthcare Supply Chain Conference on Monday, May 10, 2010, at the Morgan Stanley offices in New York; David B. Snow Jr., Medco chairman and CEO, will address the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Health Care Conference on Thur... 
04/29/2010Medco to Present at the Deutsche Bank 35th Annual Health Care Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Timothy C. Wentworth, group president for employer accounts at Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Deutsche Bank 35th Annual Health Care Conference in Boston on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. The presentation at the InterContinental Boston will begin at 10 a.m. EDT. Medco's Chief Financial Officer, Richard J. Rubino, is also scheduled to attend. In addition, on Monday, May 3 at 2:50 p.m., Medco Chief M... 
04/28/2010Medco Delivers First-Quarter 2010 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.67; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.73
Reaffirms 2010 EPS Guidance FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --First-Quarter 2010 Highlights: GAAP diluted EPS increased 15.5 percent to $0.67 from $0.58 in first-quarter 2009 Diluted EPS, excluding $0.06 in amortization of intangible assets from the 2003 spin-off, increased 15.9 percent to $0.73 from $0.63 in first-quarter 2009 Total net revenues increased 10.0 percent to a record $16.3 billion Specialty pharmacy revenues increased 17.1 percent to a record... 
04/22/2010Medco CEO: We Must Seize the Opportunity of Healthcare Reform and Go Beyond Access with Innovations that Address Quality and Cost - Two Essential Elements for Long-Term Sustainability
"We are on the verge of what could be the most profound transformation of healthcare in America - and there is much work yet to be done" DETROIT, April 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --With Congress taking the important step of extending healthcare access to tens of millions of Americans, it is imperative for the public and private sectors to seize this opportunity and also address quality and cost -- two elements pivotal to attaining long-term sustainability for our healthcare system, Medc... 
04/13/2010Medco, Medical Mutual of Ohio(R) Power Patient Safety and Cut Healthcare Costs with ePrescribing Initiative
Initiative will help physicians transition to ePrescribing technology FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --As health care reform proceeds toward implementation, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), in collaboration with Medical Mutual of Ohio(R), are hitting the ground running by delivering improved patient safety, reducing prescription drug costs and boosting physician practice efficiency through an initiative that encourages ePrescribing in Ohio. The program, w... 
04/07/2010Medco Announces Date for First-Quarter 2010 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 7, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its first-quarter 2010 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: Dial in: (800) 949-5383 from inside the U.S., or (706) 679-3440 from... 
03/23/2010Medco Chief Medical Officer to Host Warfarin Effectiveness Study Webinar for Investment Community
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Dr. Robert Epstein, Medco's chief medical officer and president of the Medco Research Institute(TM) will host a webinar to review the Medco-Mayo Warfarin Effectiveness Study (MM-WES) for the investment community on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 2 p.m. ET. The presentation may be heard live and the accompanying slides will be available at www.medco.com/investor. Participants can also access the live conference via telephone: Dial i... 
03/16/2010Medco, Mayo Clinic Study Reveals Using a Simple Genetic Test Reduces Hospitalization Rates by Nearly a Third for Patients on Widely Prescribed Blood Thinner
--First study to show gene tests improve clinical outcomes in 'real world' settings --Research presented at American College of Cardiology annual meeting finds incorporating pharmacogenomics substantially reduces risks associated with the blood thinner warfarin ATLANTA, March 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Hospitalization rates for heart patients taking warfarin, the world's most-prescribed blood thinner, dropped by approximately 30 percent when genetic information was available to doctors... 
03/15/2010Medco to Present at the Barclays Capital 2010 Global Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Brian T. Griffin, group president for health plans at Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Barclays Capital 2010 Global Healthcare Conference in Miami on Tuesday, March 23, 2010. The presentation at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, South Beach, will begin at 8 a.m. ET. Richard J. Rubino, chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a simulcast link and ... 
03/08/2010Medco Tops Fortune's Lists of 'World's Most Admired' Companies for Third Consecutive Year
Medco listed No. 1 in Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services category by earning the highest ranking in attributes such as innovation, quality of management and financial soundnessFRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 8, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), captured the No. 1 position within the Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services sector on Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies List for the third consecutive year. Medco ranked highest in five categories withi... 
02/23/2010Medco Exceeds High-End of Guidance, with Full-Year 2009 GAAP Diluted EPS Growth of 22.5 Percent; Delivers Record Fourth-Quarter 2009 Diluted GAAP EPS of $0.70, Up 29.6 Percent; Record Diluted Fourth-Quarter 2009 EPS Excluding Intangibles of $0.76, Up 28.8 Percent
Strong 2010 EPS Guidance ReaffirmedFRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fourth-Quarter 2009 Highlights: GAAP diluted EPS increased 29.6 percent to a record $0.70 from $0.54 in 2008 Diluted EPS, excluding $0.06 in amortization of intangible assets from the 2003 spin-off, increased 28.8 percent to a record $0.76 from $0.59 in 2008 Total net revenues increased 17.6 percent to a record of more than $15.2 billion Total adjusted prescriptions increased 14.8 percent to... 
02/02/2010Medco Acquires Leading Genetics Healthcare Company, DNA Direct
Combined capabilities will deliver precision health services designed to improve clinical and financial outcomesFRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 02, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Committed to being at the forefront of translating personalized medicine from the science to its daily practice in healthcare, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced the acquisition of DNA Direct, Inc., a leader in providing guidance and decision support for genomic medicine to patients, p... 
01/21/2010Medco Announces Date for Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2009 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its fourth-quarter and full-year 2009 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: Dial in: (800) 949-5383 from inside the U.S., or (706... 
01/20/2010Medco to Advance Cancer Care with Personalized and Specialized Treatment for Oncology Patients
Specialist pharmacists aim to improve patient experience, treatment outcomes fostering safer and more effective medication useWHITESTOWN, Ind., Jan 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced the launch of the Medco Therapeutic Resource Center(R) (TRC) for oncology patients headquartered in Whitestown, Ind., where specialist pharmacists will manage the company's more than 850,000 patients currently living with cancer, one of the fastest growing s... 
01/19/2010Medco to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Executives for Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) are scheduled to present at the following investor conferences: Brian Griffin, Medco's group president for health plans, will address the Jeffries 2010 Global Healthcare Services Conference on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. ET at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York; David B. Snow Jr., Medco chairman and CEO, will address the UBS 20th Annual Healthcare Service Conf... 
01/15/2010Medco Partners with AmeriCares to Rush Donated Medicines to Help Victims of the Haiti Earthquake
Medco to begin shipping medicines to Haiti on Saturday, January 16FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions Inc., (NYSE: MHS), on behalf of its affiliate companies and the Medco Foundation, today announced the donation of a wide range of critically needed generic medicines to assist in the global humanitarian relief effort for victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. To ensure the medicines quickly reach those in need, Medco is partnering with ... 
01/07/2010Medco, Sweden's Apoteket Develop Prescription Safety Program
- First Centralized International Drug Utilization Review Program to Help Prevent Medication Errors at Sweden's Retail Pharmacies - Technology Aims to Reduce Hospitalization Risk for PatientsFRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., and STOCKHOLM, Jan 07, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Apoteket, Sweden's largest pharmacy chain, and Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that it has developed one of the first national centralized drug utilization review (DUR) programs outside of the United States... 
01/05/2010Medco CEO to Present at the 28th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan 05, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- David B. Snow Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the 28th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. The presentation at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, will begin at 8 a.m. PST (11 a.m. EST). Other Medco executives scheduled to attend are Richard J. Rubino, chief financial officer, and Robert S. Ep... 
12/29/2009New Survey Shows Seniors Struggle Under the Weight of Multiple Medication Use
- Increased health risks and financial concerns burden seniors with highest medication use- One in four seniors take between 10 and 19 pills a day FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec 29, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- America's seniors are being overwhelmed by the number of prescription drugs they take on a daily basis. According to a new national survey of more than 1,000 people ages 65 and older who use medications, more than half (51 percent) take at least five different prescription drug... 
12/09/2009Medco, State of Illinois and Community Retail Pharmacies Launch 'Wired' Collaborative Solution to Close Critical Medication-Related Gaps in Healthcare, Improving Outcomes and Lowering Costs
Trail-blazing study to enlist specially trained community pharmacists in closing medication-related gaps in care for Illinois state employees with chronic conditionsCHICAGO, Dec 09, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Uniting the world's most advanced pharmacy with local community-based pharmacies, government employees and university-based research teams utilizing a coordinated and "wired" approach to close medication-related gaps in healthcare may represent the most innovative partnership... 
12/07/2009Medco Health Solutions' Subsidiary Serving Germany Acquires Leading Online OTC/Healthcare Products Store
Combination to Offer Greater Consumer Choice, Convenience in German Drug Market FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc., today announced that its majority-owned subsidiary serving Germany, Europa Apotheek Venlo, has acquired shop-apotheke.com -- one of the country's leading online OTC and healthcare products sites. The combined businesses intend to provide greater choice and convenience for consumers across Germany for their prescription medici... 
12/01/2009Coventry and Medco Partner to Develop Personalized Care Program to Reduce Hospitalizations among the Medicare Population
First of its kind study aims to identify and reduce seniors' risks for non-elective hospitalizations BETHESDA, Md. and FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- One of the greatest financial tolls on the nation's health care system is the cost of hospitalizations for the elderly, with Medicare spending reaching $196.2 billion in 2007. To develop a care model that could significantly reduce hospitalizations and their related costs for the Medicare population, Coventry Health ... 
11/20/2009Medco Reforming Healthcare with 'Smarter Medicine'; Wired, Transformational Pharmacy Model Advances Clinical Quality and Lowers Cost
"The future of pharmacy is here, and it's reforming our healthcare system today." NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc (NYSE: MHS) is today contributing to a transformation in American healthcare through an advanced, wired pharmacy paradigm that is already delivering higher quality clinical care and fundamentally bending the cost curve downward -- making medicine smarter for the benefit of patients and payors alike. The company today explained how the eleme... 
11/12/2009New Research Shows Over-use of Asthma Rescue Inhalers Substantially Reduced Through Pharmacist-initiated Physician Intervention
Reduction in waste shows substantial cost savings FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows that an intervention to reduce over-dispensing and waste of asthma medications can succeed without compromising patient safety and can result in substantial cost savings. Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today released results of a study that examined the effec... 
11/10/2009Medco Announces 2009 Analyst Day Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David B. Snow Jr., and other members of the Medco senior leadership team, will present an overview of the company's growth strategy, financial results and business outlook to analysts and investors during its 2009 Analyst Day on Friday, November 20. The event, titled "Smarter Medicine - The Right Choice," is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. ET. Presentations ... 
11/04/2009Study Finds Life-Threatening Risks from Medication Errors in Hospitals Treating Pulmonary Hypertension Patients
Study reveals wrong dose and other drug administration errors can be life-threatening; Researchers present recommendations at CHEST 2009 medical conference to address complex medication regimenSAN DIEGO, Nov 04, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients using infused drugs have suffered serious injury or in some cases died from medication errors in hospitals and other inpatient settings, according to a peer-reviewed study by Accredo Health Group and... 
11/03/2009Medco Delivers Record Third-Quarter 2009 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.69; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.75
Raises and Narrows 2009 EPS Guidance Guides to 2010 GAAP Diluted EPS Growth of 17 to 22 Percent FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Third-Quarter 2009 Highlights: Record GAAP diluted EPS of $0.69, up 19.0 percent from $0.58 in third-quarter 2008 Record diluted EPS, excluding $0.06 in amortization of intangible assets from the 2003 spin-off, of $0.75, up 19.0 percent from $0.63 in third-quarter 2008 Total net revenues incre... 
11/02/2009Medco Awarded One-Year Extension of BCBSA Federal Employees Program(R) Mail-Service and Specialty Pharmacy Benefit Management Contract
Agreement to continue through December 31, 2011 covering more than 4 million members FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) announced today that it has been awarded a one-year extension to the existing three-year agreement by The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's (BCBSA) government-wide Service Benefit Plan, also known as the Federal Employee Program® (FEP) for its mail-service and specialty prescription drug program. The co... 
10/26/2009Medco to Present at November 2009 Investor Conferences
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Executives for Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) are scheduled to present at the following investor conferences: Timothy Wentworth, Medco's group president for employer accounts, will address the Oppenheimer 20th Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 2:10 p.m. ET at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York; David B. Snow Jr., Medco chairman and CEO, will address the Lazard Capital Markets 6th A... 
10/23/2009National Survey by American Medical Association and Medco Shows Physicians See Value in Genetic Testing; Cite Need for Greater Education to Put it into Practice
HONOLULU, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc.(NYSE: MHS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the findings of a national benchmark survey on physicians' acceptance, use and education regarding pharmacogenomic testing. The survey revealed that physicians almost unanimously recognize the role that genes play in affecting a patient's drug response; however, few felt they had the necessary training and education to pre... 
10/22/2009Accredo Renews Commitment to Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accredo Health Group Inc. announced a 10-year renewal of its 240,000-square-foot headquarters at Century Center, positioning the nation's largest specialty pharmacy and a major fixture of Memphis' health care industry for future growth. The General Investment & Development Companies and Accredo agreed to renew all leases for Accredo's five-building campus, effective January 1, 2010. Accredo, which is the sp... 
10/20/2009Medco Launches Plavix(R), Effient(R) Comparative Effectiveness Study Examining Role of Genetics
Study to determine whether effectiveness of Plavix is similar to Effient based on patient's genetic makeup FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced it will conduct a head-to-head study of Plavix® (clopidogrel) and Effient® (prasugrel) that measures how the effectiveness of these drugs in heart patients is impacted by their genetic make-up. The study will examine whether the 70 to 75 percent of patients who ... 
10/19/2009Study Links Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Adherence to Improved Medical Outcomes and Lower Costs
Specialty pharmacy management leads to fewer ER visits and reduced medical expenditure for RA patientsPHILADELPHIA, Oct 19, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who regularly adhere to their prescription drug regimen have fewer emergency room and doctor visits and incur lower medical costs, according to research presented today by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) at the American College of Rheumatology's Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. The study e... 
10/08/2009Cancer Drugs Emerging as Top Driver of Specialty Drug Spending
-- Deep pipeline, new targeted therapies to drive oncology drug spending FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cancer treatments are on track to become the biggest driver of specialty pharmacy spending as its contribution to overall drug spending hit five percent for the first time in the first half of 2009, according to Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS). Oncology specialty drug spending increased 15.1 percent last year, trailing only medications for aut... 
10/07/2009Medco's 2010 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Helps People Take an Active Part in Lowering Prescription Costs
- Offers affordable options such as $0 copayment for a 90-day supply of generics through mail and coverage in the Gap, in addition to services to help beneficiaries make smart choices about their benefits FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) is helping seniors in this tough economy find smart solutions for getting the most value out of their Medicare prescription drug plan. The 2010 Medco Medicare Prescription Plan® has three different... 
10/06/2009Medco Announces Date for Third-Quarter 2009 Financial Results; Company to Provide 2010 Earnings Guidance
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its third-quarter 2009 financial results and 2010 earnings guidance in a press release before the market opens on Tuesday, November 3, 2009. Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: Dial in: (800) 949-5383 from insid... 
09/14/2009Economic Conditions Signal Long-Term Shift in Rx Benefit Approach
-- 90% of benefit providers identify increased incidence of chronic conditions as a key driver of costs-- Nearly two-thirds of benefit providers believe making members more responsible for their own health is becoming paramount to improve long-term health outcomesFRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept 14, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- According to a new survey released today, 90 percent of plan sponsors believe that minimal attention to personal health and increased incidence of chronic illness ... 
09/02/2009Medco to Present at September 2009 Investor Conferences
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept 02, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Executives for Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) are scheduled to present at the following investor conferences: Brian Griffin, Medco's group president for health plans, will address Thomas Weisel Partners Annual Healthcare Conference on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 9:45 a.m. ET at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston; Timothy Wentworth, Medco's group president for employer accounts, will address the Morgan Stanley ... 
08/13/2009Medco Health Solutions, United Drug Announce U.K. Homecare Pharmacy Joint Venture Serving Patients with Chronic and Complex Health Conditions; Innovations to Improve Clinical Quality, Reduce Costs
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and LONDON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS), the world's most advanced pharmacy , today extended its initiatives addressing healthcare in Europe by entering into a joint venture with United Drug plc, a Pan-European healthcare leader, to provide home-based pharmacy care services in the United Kingdom for patients covered by the country's National Health Service (NHS). The NHS provides healthcare services for more than 95 ... 
07/30/2009Popular Breast Cancer Drug Used with Certain Antidepressants Puts New Jersey Women at Risk
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new analysis finds that women in New Jersey who take the breast cancer drug tamoxifen in conjunction with certain popular antidepressants may be at a higher risk for a breast cancer recurrence. In May, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) and Indiana University School of Medicine released a study revealing that women using tamoxifen to prevent a recurrence of breast cancer who also use certain selective serotonin reupta... 
07/29/2009Medco Delivers Record Second-Quarter 2009 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.64, Up 25.5 percent
--Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.69, Up 23.2 percent --Raises and Narrows 2009 EPS GuidanceFRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 29, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Second-Quarter 2009 Highlights: Record GAAP diluted EPS of $0.64, up 25.5 percent from $0.51 in second-quarter 2008 Record diluted EPS, excluding $0.05 in amortization of intangible assets from the 2003 spin-off, of $0.69, up 23.2 percent from $0.56 in second-qu... 
07/27/2009Chronic and Complex Diseases on the Rise in Philadelphia: Adults Using More Medications to Treat Chronic Conditions
New Medco study finds Philadelphia County adults using more prescription drugs for diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new study released today reveals that adults living in the country's fifth largest city are now faced with a growing health problem; increased prevalence of chronic and complex conditions. Many commonly used therapy classes including drugs to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, ... 
06/30/2009Medco Announces Date for Second-Quarter 2009 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its second-quarter 2009 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Wednesday, July 29, 2009. Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: Dial in: (800) 949-5383 from inside the U.S., or (706) 679... 
06/24/2009Michigan Among Top Three E-Prescribing States in the Nation, Led by Automotive Company Initiative
More than 3.1 million e-prescriptions written by doctors in Southeast Michigan e-prescribing Initiative in 2008 DETROIT, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to the results of a nationwide report on electronic prescribing (e-prescribing), the state of Michigan is now third in the nation in its use of electronic prescriptions based on the total number of e-prescriptions routed in Michigan in 2008 -- which was nearly 4.9 million. The driving force behind the state's embrace of... 
06/23/2009Medco's Advanced Pharmacy Adds 162 New Jobs for Total of 1,400
- Medco expands Indiana pharmacy to include "Oncology Therapeutic Resource Center" - Center will train pharmacists to specialize in personalized care for cancer patients WHITESTOWN, Ind., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), joined by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, announced that its automated pharmacy being built at AllPoints at Anson will house the Medco Therapeutic Resource Center(R) (TRC) for oncology patients - adding an additional 162... 
06/17/2009California Doctors to Get Wired in State's Largest e-Prescribing Initiative
CalPERS, Anthem Blue Cross, Medco Health Solutions, and Blue Shield of California Look to Promote Adoption Among Physicians SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The State of California's efforts to move into the age of wired health care received a shot in the arm today as The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) joined with Anthem Blue Cross, Medco Health Solutions, Inc., and Blue Shield of California to launch the state's largest electronic pre... 
06/08/2009Research: Popular Diabetes Medications Associated with Increase in Bone Fractures
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 8, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Research presented at the American Diabetes Association's 69th Scientific Sessions points to increased risk for people with diabetes associated with two widely used drug classes; while another study shed new light on a different class of drugs that faced increased scrutiny from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Researchers from Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today released the results of a number of studies ... 
06/05/2009Medco to Present at June 2009 Investor Conferences
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 5, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Executives for Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) are scheduled to present at the following investor conferences: Medco Chairman and CEO David B. Snow Jr. will address the Goldman Sachs 30th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 2:35 p.m. ET at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York; Glenn Taylor, Medco's group president for key accounts, will address ... 
05/30/2009New Study: Antidepressants Commonly Prescribed with Tamoxifen Put Women at Much Higher Risk for Recurrent Breast Cancer
- Several SSRIs more than double risk of cancer recurrence in tamoxifen treated patients - Nearly 30 percent of tamoxifen users take drugs that reduce its effectiveness against breast cancer ORLANDO, Fla., May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- An important new study finds that certain popular antidepressants frequently prescribed to women taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen more than double the risk of a breast cancer recurrence for those using both medications. The research p... 
05/21/2009Medco CEO to Shareholders: Innovation Provides Growth Engine to Capture Market Share, Drive Business Results
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 21, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Building on a foundation of pharmacy excellence and innovation, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) creates value for its members and clients, delivers exceptional financial results and becomes a powerful advocate for reforming America's healthcare system, Medco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David B. Snow Jr. told shareholders here today at the Medco 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. "Our advanced pharmacy mod... 
05/20/2009Medco CEO to Present at the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. LLC 25th Annual Strategic Decision Conference 2009
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- David B. Snow Jr., chairman and CEO of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. LLC 25th Annual Strategic Decision Conference 2009 in New York on Thursday, May 28, 2009. The presentation at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel will begin at 9 a.m. ET. Richard J. Rubino, chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a simulcast link a... 
05/14/2009Medco to Present at the Deutsche Bank 34th Annual Health Care Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brian Griffin, group president, health plans, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Deutsche Bank 34th Annual Health Care Conference in Boston on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. The presentation at the InterContinental Boston, will begin at 8:50 a.m. EDT. Richard J. Rubino, chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a simulcast link and the accompany... 
05/13/2009Mail Service and Higher Generic Use Helps Keep Spending in Check, Countering Brand Drug Price Inflation and Specialty Medication Growth
Medco reports overall 3.3 percent Drug Trend for 2008 Drug Trend managed to a low 1.3 percent excluding specialty medications Clients with more than 40 percent mail order experienced a negative drug trend FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brand-name drug price inflation hit its highest level in five years, but increased use of generic drugs limited prescription drug spending growth to 3.3 percent, a new report released by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. ... 
05/06/2009New Studies Show Popular Heartburn Medications Moderate the Effect of Taking Widely Prescribed Heart Drug
- Four of the most commonly used proton pump inhibitors raise risk of heart attack and stroke for patients taking Plavix(R) and increase healthcare costs - Drug interaction increases annual hospital costs by nearly 40 percent FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Four of the most commonly prescribed heartburn medications reduce the benefit associated with clopidogrel, a widely used antiplatelet medication also known by its brand name, Plavix. These findings by... 
05/05/2009Medco to Present at the Bank of America and Merrill Lynch 2009 Health Care Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tim Wentworth, group president, employer accounts, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch 2009 Health Care Conference in New York on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. The presentation at the Palace Hotel in New York City, will begin at 9:20 a.m. EDT. Richard J. Rubino, chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a simulcast l... 
04/29/2009Medco Delivers First-Quarter 2009 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63; Reaffirms 2009 EPS Guidance; Announces Win of Coventry Commercial Business Starting January 1, 2010
First-Quarter 2009 Highlights: - GAAP diluted EPS increased 16.0 percent to $0.58 from $0.50 in first-quarter 2008 - Diluted EPS, excluding $0.05 in amortization of intangible assets from the 2003 spin-off, increased 14.5 percent to $0.63 from $0.55 in first-quarter 2008 - Total net revenues increased 14.4 percent to a record $14.8 billion - Specialty pharmacy revenues increased 21.0 percent to a record $2.3 billion - Generic dispensing rate increased 3.5 percent... 
04/13/2009Medco Announces Date for First-Quarter 2009 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its first-quarter 2009 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: Dial in: (800) 949-5383 from inside the U.S., or (706) 67... 
04/06/2009Forbes Counts Medco As One of The 'Most Trustworthy Companies'
--Proof's in the Numbers: Rating Based on Quality Accounting and ManagementFRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 6, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- While current market turmoil has investors wondering about the safety of their savings, Forbes listed Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) as one of "The 100 Most Trustworthy Companies." Forbes published its listing based upon Audit Integrity's ranking of corporate accounting and management practices. "When we took our company public more than ... 
04/06/2009Medco and Google Keep Information and Patients Safe with Personal Prescription Records
'You Can Take it With You': Portable health record sticks around as you change doctors and other health care providers FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- While the government strives to deliver electronic health records for all Americans by 2014 - Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) and Google Health(TM) are working on that promise today. The companies' collaboration enables Medco's more than 60 million members to construct their own online personal heal... 
03/24/2009American Diabetes Association Alert(R) Day Video - Do You Have Diabetes?
Online video is released to educate Americans about their risk of type 2 diabetes PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is American Diabetes Alert(R) Day. The American Diabetes Association urges all Americans to learn about type 2 diabetes and whether they may have it. To help educate the public, the American Diabetes Association and one of its National Strategic Partners, Liberty Medical Supply, Inc., have teamed up to provide an online video that explains the sy... 
03/18/2009Medco CEO: Health IT Provides the Foundation for 'Real' Health Care Reform
--Improving Care, Creating a $680 Billion Annual Savings OpportunityWASHINGTON, March 18, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Real health care reform would be difficult, if not impossible, without the transparency that a wired system can deliver, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) Chairman and CEO David B. Snow Jr. said today in a keynote address at the American Enterprise Institute. "A wired system will create accountability, where every provider and service across the spectrum of ... 
03/16/2009Media Advisory: Medco CEO David B. Snow Jr. To Address American Enterprise Institute: 'Health IT: Empowering Precision Medicine'
WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) Chairman and CEO David B. Snow Jr. is scheduled to deliver the Keynote Luncheon Address to the American Enterprise Institute's health care conference entitled, "Can Health IT Improve Care?" on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. Through the stimulus package, $19 billion of new federal funding will be directed at expanding the use of health information technology. Snow will articulate a co... 
03/14/2009New Study Suggests Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Reduce Severe Asthma Attacks that Result in Hospitalizations and Emergency Room Visits
--Patients on corticosteroids are one-third less likely to need emergency room treatment or hospitalization when also taking statin medications --Study is first in a series to examine factors impacting patient response to asthma medicationsFRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 14, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Results of a new study presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (AAAAI) show dramatic reductions in emergency room (ER) visits and h... 
03/12/2009Medco to Present at Cowen and Company 29th Annual Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kenneth Klepper, president and chief operating officer of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Cowen and Company 29th Annual Healthcare Conference in Boston on Monday, March 16, 2009. The presentation at The Boston Marriott Copley Place will begin at 1:40 p.m. (EDT). Richard J. Rubino, chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a simulcas... 
03/12/2009Biogenerics Legislation Provides Critical Pathway to Affordable Access for Patients with Chronic and Complex Conditions
WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Proposed legislation that creates a regulatory framework to guide the approval of the first biogeneric medicines represents a critical step forward in providing more affordable treatment for millions of Americans suffering from chronic and complex conditions, David B. Snow Jr., chairman and CEO of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) said today. "The investment in research and innovation over a period of many years has led to the ... 
03/06/2009Medco Tops Fortune's Lists of 'World's Most Admired' Companies
Medco listed No. 1 in Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services category; No. 5 for innovation and No. 10 for people management worldwide FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), captured the No. 1 position within the Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services sector on Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies List. In addition, of all companies surveyed globally, Medco was ranked No. 5 in Innovation and No. 10 in People Manage... 
03/03/2009Medco CEO to Present at the Barclays Capital Global Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- David B. Snow Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Barclays Capital Global Healthcare Conference in Miami on Wednesday, March 11, 2009. The presentation at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, South Beach, will begin at 10:15 a.m. EDT. Richard J. Rubino, chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a simulca... 
02/26/2009Cascade of Studies, New Clinical Tests Build the Case for Genetic Testing in Pharmacy Care Says Medco Expert
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With more powerful, expensive and potentially dangerous medicines reaching the market on a daily basis, the time has come to leverage genetic tests that provide physicians with the confidence that they have prescribed the precise drug and dose tailored to their patient's unique genetic code, a leading authority on personalized medicine at Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today told industry leaders. "We are at the pre... 
02/24/2009Medco Delivers Fourth-Quarter GAAP Diluted EPS Growth of 42 Percent; 2008 Full-Year GAAP Diluted EPS Growth of 31 Percent
Record Full-Year 2008 Mail-Order Volume of Nearly 106 Million Prescriptions Strong 2009 EPS Guidance Reaffirmed Fourth-Quarter 2008 Highlights: GAAP diluted EPS increased 42.1 percent to $0.54 from $0.38 in 2007 Diluted EPS, excluding $0.05 in amortization of intangible assets from the 2003 spin-off, increased 37.2 percent to $0.59 from $0.43 in 2007 Record mail-order prescription volume of 26.7 million increased 9.4 percent from 2007 EBITDA per adj... 
01/30/2009Medco Announces Date for Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its fourth-quarter and full-year 2008 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: Dial in: (800) 949-5383 from inside the U.S., or (706) 67... 
01/07/2009Medco CEO to Present at the 27th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- David B. Snow Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the 27th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. The presentation at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, will begin at 8:30 a.m. PST (11:30 a.m. EST). Other Medco executives scheduled to attend are Richard J. Rubino, chief financial officer, and Robert S. ... 
12/30/2008Medco CEO to Present at the 2009 Goldman Sachs Healthcare CEOs Unscripted: A View from the Top Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- David B. Snow Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Goldman Sachs Healthcare CEOs Unscripted: A View from the Top conference in New York on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. The Medco presentation will begin at 11:15 a.m. EST and Richard J. Rubino, chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. Additionally, Snow will participate on a CEO panel, "Tacklin... 
12/19/2008Motion Picture/Advertising Icon Wilford Brimley Receives Award Recognizing Lifetime of Service from the American Diabetes Association
Actor recognized for his efforts in battling diabetes PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For millions, Wilford Brimley is more than a star of the big and small screen, and more than an advertising icon; he's a celebrated champion for diabetes patients nationwide who, like him, share the task of managing a chronic disease that has reached epidemic proportions and kills more than 250,000 Americans each year. In recognition of his significant educational efforts, the... 
11/21/2008New Data: Advanced Pharmacy Model Significantly Reduces Gaps in Care for Patients with Chronic and Complex Conditions; Improves Clinical and Financial Outcomes
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, prescription drugs are the first choice for medical intervention in treating 88 percent of patients suffering chronic conditions. The 50 percent of Americans treated for a chronic condition account for 96 percent of all prescription drug spending and 75 percent of all medical costs. A proprietary new pharmacy model developed over three years by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) significantly reduces critical gaps i... 
11/18/2008New National Poll: Medicare Coverage Gap Confounds Majority of Seniors; Medco Launches National Campaign to Educate Enrollees About the Gap
- Nearly two-thirds of enrollees don't fully understand the Medicare Part D Coverage Gap FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Millions of Medicare Part D beneficiaries may not understand a key part of their prescription plan, which can lead to unexpected prescription costs. According to a new national poll titled "What's Your Gap? Seniors Struggling with the Medicare Coverage Gap," nearly two-thirds of enrollees don't fully understand the Medicare Part D Cov... 
11/13/2008Medco to Webcast 2008 Analyst Day Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov 13, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David B. Snow Jr., and other members of the Medco senior leadership team, will present an overview of the company's growth strategy, financial results and business outlook to analysts and investors during its 2008 Analyst Day on Friday, Nov. 21. The event, titled "Inventing World-Class Healthcare Solutions," is scheduled to begin at 8 ... 
11/11/2008New study: A Common Class of GI Medications Reduce Protection Against Heart Attack in Patients Taking Widely Prescribed Cardiovascular Drug
Proton Pump Inhibitors increase risk of major cardiovascular event by more than 50 percent for patients taking Plavix(R) Study may anticipate a role for genetic testing in association with clopidogrel prescribing FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today presented a study at the 2008 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association that showed an increased risk fo... 
11/11/2008Browning/Duke LLC and Medco Donate Land in Anson to Morning Dove
14+ Acre Parcel will be New Home of Therapeutic Riding Center INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) and Browning/Duke LLC announced today that they are jointly donating more than 14 acres of land in AllPoints at Anson to Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded in 1998. The land is located adjacent to Medco's new fully automated dispensing pharmacy currently under construction in AllPoints at Anson, t... 
11/05/2008Medco Reports Record Third-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63
2009 GAAP Diluted EPS Guidance Reflects Growth of 15 to 21 Percent FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Third-Quarter Highlights: GAAP diluted EPS increased 48.7 percent to a record $0.58 from $0.39 in third-quarter 2007 Diluted EPS, excluding $0.05 in amortization of intangible assets from the 2003 spin-off, increased 43.2 percent to $0.63 from $0.44 in third-quarter 2007 Both GAAP diluted EPS, and diluted EPS excludin... 
10/22/2008Medco Elects Nancy-Ann DeParle to Board of Directors
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced the election of Nancy-Ann DeParle to the company's board of directors effective immediately. DeParle, 51, is a health policy expert who ran the nation's largest health insurance program -- the Health Care Financing Administration, now known as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services -- overseeing $600 billion in annual spending and providing health care to 74 million America... 
10/14/2008Medco Announces Date for Third-Quarter 2008 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its third-quarter 2008 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: Dial in: (800) 949-5383 from inside the U.S., or (706) 679-3440 from outside... 
10/08/2008New Survey: Painful Economy Puts Health Care Pinch on Young Adults
While savvy seniors shop smarter, young adults seek prescription for savings amid ailing economy FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Contrary to popular belief that seniors are hit the hardest when it comes to the recent economic crisis, a new survey from Medco Health Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MHS) reveals that the sting in paying for health care costs amid the ailing economy is in fact most acute among young adults. According to the new national survey "Feeling the Health C... 
10/03/2008Medco's 2009 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Options Help Seniors Bridge Gaps in Prescription Drug Coverage and Care
Plan Options Offer Medicare Beneficiaries Affordable Access to the medications they need with the personalized care they deserve FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaps in prescription drug coverage and care can have serious health consequences for seniors, particularly the 80 percent of Americans 65 and older living with chronic illness. Bridging those gaps by providing Medicare Part D beneficiaries with personalized information and tools to manage the... 
09/25/2008Medco Study: Medicare Coverage Gap Leads to Drop off in Drug Therapy for High Cholesterol Patients; Brand Medication Users at Greatest Risk
Generics Use Improves Compliance Enrollees Reach the Gap in Significant Numbers by Early Summer FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Seniors battling high cholesterol are more likely to stop taking their medications once they reach the Medicare Coverage Gap, a result that may put them at higher risk for heart attack and stroke. New research by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) finds that Medicare beneficiaries prescribed cholesterol lowering statins ... 
09/25/2008Medco Announces Organizational Changes
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced the following organizational changes to further enhance its products and services for clients and members: Timothy Wentworth has been named Group President, Employer Accounts, effective immediately. Formerly president and CEO of Accredo Health Group, Inc., Tim will now lead Medco's Employer Accounts Customer Group, responsible for Medco's self-insured clients, large and smal... 
09/19/2008Gala Takes Off at O'Hare Airport: After School Matters Shows that Health Matters to Chicagoland Children
- New Medco study finds Cook County children using more prescription drugs, reflects ongoing need for activities like After School MattersCHICAGO, Sept 19, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Giving Chicago a first class future is the focus of tonight's After School Matters Gala on the new runway at O'Hare International Airport -- namely raising funds to make a long-term investment in the city's teenagers. This year's gala serves as an inaugural event for the airport's new... 
09/09/2008Medco CEO Unveils Pragmatic Blueprint for Health Care Reform; Reducing Costs by Upwards of $1 Trillion
WASHINGTON, Sept 09, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Plan Challenges Policy-makers, Physicians, Patients and Payors To Become Engaged and Accountable In an address today at the National Press Club, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) Chairman and CEO, David B. Snow Jr. unveiled a pragmatic blueprint for fixing America's inefficient health care system that, for the first time, is designed to address the root causes of the problem. Unifying the strengths of both the p... 
09/08/2008Medco to Present at the Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical Conference 2008
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- David B. Snow Jr., chairman & chief executive officer, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical Conference 2008 in London on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008. The presentation at the Merrill Lynch Financial Center, 2 King Edward Street, will begin at 1:00 p.m. BST (8:00 a.m. ET). Richard J. Rubino, chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentatio... 
08/27/2008Medco to Present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2008
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Timothy C. Wentworth, president & chief executive officer, Accredo Health Group, Inc., the specialty pharmacy subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2008 in Boston on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. The presentation at the Four Seasons Boston will begin at 2:05 p.m. ET. Richard J. Rubino, Medco's chief financial officer, is also scheduled to a... 
08/18/2008Medco Announces Research Collaboration with FDA Focused on Personalized Medicine
Study to report findings on how genes impact efficacy of many commonly used prescription medicationsFRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug 18, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), the nation's leading pharmacy benefit manager, announced it and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have entered into a research partnership to study genetic testing and the impact of genetics on the efficacy of prescription drugs. The announcement adds credence to... 
07/31/2008Medco to Present at the BMO Capital Markets 2008 Focus on Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 31, 2008 -- Kenneth O. Klepper, president & chief operating officer, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the BMO Capital Markets 2008 Focus on Healthcare Conference in New York on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008. The presentation at the Millennium Broadway Hotel will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET. Richard J. Rubino, chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a simulcast link and the accompanying... 
07/24/2008Medco Reports Record Second-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS; Reflects Growth of 34.2 Percent; Raises and Narrows 2008 Guidance
Second-Quarter Year-Over-Year Highlights: Record GAAP diluted EPS increased 34.2 percent to $0.51 from $0.38 in second-quarter 2007 Record diluted EPS increased 30.2 percent to $0.56 from $0.43 in second-quarter 2007, excluding $0.05 in amortization of intangible assets from the 2003 spin-off Net revenues increased 15.6 percent to nearly $12.8 billion Specialty revenues increased 32.6 percent to a record of nearly $2.0 billion Mail-order prescription volume of 2... 
07/11/2008Congress Approves ePrescribing Initiative in Medicare Reform Bill: Critical Catalyst in Driving a New Generation of Prescribing
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In approving a Medicare reform bill that provides incentives for doctors to forego traditional pad-and-paper prescribing in favor of digital systems, Congress took the lead in protecting America's seniors and reached a major milestone in wiring the health care system, Medco Health Solutions (NYSE: MHS) said today. "History shows that where Medicare goes, the rest of the health care system will surely follow," said David B. Sno... 
07/08/2008Medco Announces Date for Second-Quarter 2008 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its second-quarter 2008 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Thursday, July 24, 2008. Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: Dial in: (800) 949-5383 from inside the U.S., or (706) 679-3... 
07/01/2008Medco Health Solutions: RxHub and SureScripts Collaboration Provides Catalyst for Electronic Prescribing Growth
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The historic collaboration between retail pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers -- resulting in the merger of two complementary ePrescribing networks -- will serve as a catalyst to fuel unprecedented growth in wiring the most-used benefit in America's health care delivery system, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. said in a statement today. Collaboration among retail pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers in pursuit of patient ... 
06/23/2008Coventry Health Care Awards Medicare Pharmacy Services Contract to Medco
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) announced it will provide pharmacy services for Coventry Health Care, Inc. (NYSE: CVH), a national managed health care company headquartered in Bethesda, Md. Medco, the leading independent pharmacy benefits manager, will provide mail, retail and specialty pharmacy services for all of Coventry's Medicare programs, covering approximately one million members with annual drug spend exceedi... 
06/10/2008Medco to Present at the William Blair & Company, L.L.C. 28th Annual Growth Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 10 -- Glenn C. Taylor, group president, key accounts, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the William Blair & Company, L.L.C. 28th Annual Growth Conference on June 17, 2008. The presentation at the Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago will begin at 9:10 a.m. CT (10:10 a.m. ET). Richard J. Rubino, chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a simulcast link and the accompanying s... 
06/03/2008Medco CEO to Present at the Goldman Sachs Twenty-Ninth Annual Global Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- David B. Snow Jr., chairman & chief executive officer, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Goldman Sachs Twenty-Ninth Annual Global Healthcare Conference on June 10, 2008. The presentation at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel, CA, will begin at 1:20 p.m. PT (4:20 p.m. ET). Richard J. Rubino, chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a simul... 
05/22/2008Medco CEO to Shareholders: Delivering Results, Driving Shareholder Value
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an address to shareholders at the company's annual meeting, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) Chairman and CEO David B. Snow Jr. today underscored the accelerating momentum of key strategic drivers designed to deliver strong continuing earnings growth through 2008 and beyond -- initiatives ranging from generics, mail-order and specialty pharmacy to retaining and winning customers, and advanced clinical innovation. "W... 
05/21/2008Medco CEO to Present at the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC 24th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference 2008
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- David B. Snow Jr., chairman & chief executive officer, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC 24th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference 2008 on May 28, 2008. The presentation at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET. Other Medco executives scheduled to attend will be Richard J. Rubino, chief financial officer, and Robert S. Epstein, MD, MS,... 
05/20/2008Medco, Healthways Launch Center for Health Action to Deliver Optimal Health(TM)
SAN ANTONIO, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), the nation's leading pharmacy benefit manager, and Healthways (Nasdaq: HWAY), the industry-leading provider of Health and Care(SM) support services, today announced the opening of an innovative new center that will provide personalized support and advocacy services to patients managing health risks and chronic conditions. The Medco Center for Health Action, created in collaboration with Healthways,... 
05/19/2008Medco Announces Webcast for Annual Meeting of Shareholders
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) will webcast its Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which is being held on Thursday, May 22, 2008. The presentation by David B. Snow Jr., chairman and CEO, will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET. On that day, a live audio webcast of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be available at www.medco.com/investor. Real Player or Windows Media Player is required to listen to the webcast. Free downloads of ... 
05/16/2008'Case' in Point: Patient Control of Data Critical Catalyst for Online Health Care Revolution
Revolution Health CEO: 'We need to get the system out of the way' ORLANDO, Fla., May 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Internet visionary turned e-health entrepreneur Steve Case predicts that converging trends in public policy, technology and consumerism in health care will combine to effectively "shake the snow globe," simultaneously creating disruption and opportunity, and leading to a revolution in American health care. The America Online co-founder, who now serves as chairman ... 
05/16/2008Former CMS Administrator: "'Blunt Instrument' Policies an Increasingly Bad Fit in Era of Personalized Health Care"
McClellan questions "current pathway of short term patches" in health care policy reform ORLANDO, Fla., May 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Recent legislative emphasis on price negotiation and physician reimbursement as a means to reduce health care costs are nothing more than "short term patches" that hold no potential for truly reforming health care, former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Dr. Mark McClellan told hundreds o... 
05/16/2008Former Senate Majority Leader, Princeton Economist Joust on Future of Health Care
'What this country needs is more unemployed politicians - and economists'ORLANDO, Fla., May 16, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Although nearly all voters place health care at the top of their "most-important issues" list, a looming federal budgetary crunch means none of the health care plans advanced by any of the current presidential candidates is likely to become law anytime soon, says former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Jousting with Princeton Universit... 
05/15/2008Diabetes Drugs Emerge as Top Force in Drug Spending Growth
- Generics Lead to Plunge in Cholesterol Drug Spending Despite Higher Use - - Cancer Drug Spending Seen Surging 46-53 Percent Through 2010 - - Drug Trend Drops to All-time Low 2 Percent - FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diabetes treatments are now the leading driver of prescription drug spending growth, displacing lipid-lowering drugs which fell precipitously after a decade of reigning in the top position, as generic drugs cut the cost... 
05/15/2008Kids Growing Up on Grown Up Drugs: New Research Shows Treatments for Adult Ailments Rapidly Rising in Children
Lifestyle Factors Pushing Children's Use of Prescription Drugs for Health Conditions Once Seen Primarily in AdultsFRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 15, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Health problems long considered adult conditions and caused in large part by lifestyle factors are rapidly afflicting children and leading to a surge in pediatric use of prescription drugs to treat these ills. New research released today by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) shows that the... 
05/14/2008Medco to Present at the 2008 Citi Investment Research Global Health Care Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kenneth O. Klepper, president & chief operating officer, of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the 2008 Citi Investment Research Global Health Care Conference on May 21, 2008. The presentation at the Hilton New York will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET. Richard J. Rubino, chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a simulcast link and the accompanying s... 
05/14/2008Chronic Medication Nation: Research Finds Chronic Health Problems Now Afflict More Than Half of All Americans
- First Time a Majority of Americans Take Medications to Treat Chronic Health Conditions - - Younger Adults Show Steepest Rise in Chronic Medication Use - FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Americans have tipped the scale. For the first time, a majority of the insured population is being treated for a chronic medical condition, raising serious concerns about the health of the nation. Research released today by Medco H... 
05/07/2008Medco to Present at the Bank of America 2008 Health Care Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 7 -- Timothy C. Wentworth, president & chief executive officer of Accredo Health Group, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Bank of America 2008 Health Care Conference on May 13, 2008. The presentation at the Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, will begin at 8:00 a.m. PT (11:00 a.m. ET). Richard J. Rubino, chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a simulcast link and the accompanying s... 
05/01/2008Medco to Present at the Deutsche Bank 33rd Annual Health Care Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brian T. Griffin, group president, health plans, of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Deutsche Bank 33rd Annual Health Care Conference on May 6, 2008. The company presentation at the Intercontinental Boston, will begin at 10:10 a.m. ET. In addition, Medco's chief medical officer, Robert S. Epstein, MD, MS, will participate in a panel discussion on The Future of Personalized Medicine at 8:50 a... 
04/30/2008Medco Joins Cincinnati's 'Cover the Uninsured Week' Effort To Deliver Lower Cost Health Care
Medco Rx Discount Program(R) Leads to Average Prescription Savings of 14-45 percent CINCINNATI, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), one of the nation's leading pharmacy benefit managers, announced its participation in the greater Cincinnati area's "Cover the Uninsured Week" programs from April 25-May 3. Businesses and the health care community have rallied around this program to raise awareness about the plig... 
04/29/2008Medco Reports Strong First-Quarter Results; Record EPS, Mail-Order Volume, Generic Dispensing Rates
Reaffirms 2008 GAAP EPS Guidance Reflecting Growth of 27-29 Percent over 2007 First-Quarter Year-Over-Year Highlights (adjusted for January 2008 two-for-one stock split): GAAP diluted EPS increased 6.4 percent to $0.50 from $0.47 Diluted EPS increased 5.8 percent to $0.55 from $0.52, excluding $0.05 in amortization of intangible assets from the 2003 spin-off Record net revenues of nearly $13.0 billion, an increase of 16.2 percent from $11.2 billion Specialty reve... 
04/24/2008Medco CEO to Present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 24, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- David B. Snow, Jr., chairman & chief executive officer of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference in Key Biscayne, Fla. on May 1, 2008. The presentation at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, will begin at 8:00 a.m. ET. Richard J. Rubino, CPA, Medco's chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation m... 
04/22/2008Medco, UnitedHealth Group Announce Pharmacy Services Agreement
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS) today announced it has reached agreement with UnitedHealth Group to provide pharmacy benefit services through Dec. 31, 2012. "We look forward to the next generation of collaboration with UnitedHealth Group, delivering innovative, world-class pharmacy services," said David B. Snow Jr., Medco chairman and CEO. "This agreement advances our relationship and includes new terms that provid... 
04/09/2008Medco Announces Date for First-Quarter 2008 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its first-quarter 2008 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Tuesday, Apr. 29, 2008. Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: Dial in: (800) 949-5383 from inside the U.S., or (706) 6... 
04/08/2008Medco Acquires Majority Interest in Europa Apotheek; Delivering Innovation, Clinical Quality and Lower-Cost Solutions to Fast-Growing German Health Care Market
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and DUSSELDORF, Germany, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS), which developed and manages the world's largest and most advanced pharmacies, today announced it has acquired a majority interest in Europa Apotheek Venlo, a privately held company providing clinical health care and mail-order pharmacy services in Germany. Founded in 2001, Europa Apotheek is one of Europe's leading mail-order pharmacies, serving the Dutc... 
03/31/2008Medco Partners to Develop Patient-Safety System for Prescription Drugs in Sweden
FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ, STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced a collaboration with Sweden's government-operated retail pharmacy authority, Apoteket, to develop and test the first automated electronic prescription-review system to improve clinical and financial outcomes for Swedish patients and the country's health care system. Under the agreement, Medco and Apoteket will jointly develop an advanced, customized sy... 
03/13/2008Medco Issues $1.5 Billion of Senior Notes
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) announced today that it has agreed to sell $300 million aggregate principal amount of 6-1/8 percent senior notes due March 15, 2013 and $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 7-1/8 percent senior notes due March 15, 2018 in an underwritten public offering. Citi, J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., Banc of America Securities LLC and Barclays Capital Inc. are acting as representatives of the s... 
03/11/2008Medco Breaks Ground For World's Largest Automated Pharmacy
Medco's mail-order pharmacy in Boone County to house world class research center in country's Indianapolis region, an epicenter for life sciences Center aims to bring innovations of personalized medicine into mainstream practice WHITESTOWN, Ind., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), joined by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, broke ground today on its $140 million automated pharmacy at AllPoints at Anson,... 
03/10/2008Medco to Present at Cowen and Company and Lehman Brothers Health Care Conferences
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) is scheduled to present at two conferences in March as follows: On Monday, March 17, 2008, Timothy C. Wentworth, president & chief executive officer of Accredo Health Group, Inc., Medco's specialty pharmacy subsidiary, is scheduled to address the 28th Annual Cowen and Company Health Care Conference. The presentation at the Boston Marriott Copley Place will begin at 1:45 p.m. ET. ... 
03/06/2008Medco Tops Fortune's List of 'America's Most Admired' Companies in its Industry
Medco listed No. 1 Among Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services; No. 1 in People Management; Runner-up to Berkshire-Hathaway as Long-Term Investment; No. 3 for Innovation FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 6, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), captured the No. 1 position within the Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services sector on Fortune's America's Most Admired Companies List. In addition, of all companies surveyed, Medco wa... 
02/19/2008Medco Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter Earnings Results Exceed High End of Company Expectations
2008 Guidance Increased and Range Narrowed, Reflecting Continued Strong Growth Full-Year 2007 Highlights: GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) increased 34.3 percent to $3.25 pre-split compared to 2006, excluding the 2006 legal settlements charge, and increased 34.7 percent to $1.63 post-split compared to 2006, excluding the first-quarter 2006 legal settlements charge (see Table 4 for stock split details) Excludi... 
02/13/2008Addressing the Pharmacist Shortage: Medco Labor Coalition(TM) Launches National Scholarship Program to Support the Development of the Next Generation of Pharmacists
Coalition Seeking Students with a Prescription for Improving Pharmacy Care in America FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Prescription medication use in the United States continues to surge, driven by an aging population, longer life expectancy and the development of exciting new therapies that hold great promise in addressing the ills of millions of patients. However, numerous national reports reveal a looming healthcare crisis w... 
02/12/2008Medco Launches Medicare Part D Initiative to Promote ePrescribing
Medco's Medicare Plan is first PDP to conduct ePrescribing Pilot Study FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As Congress considers a bill that would tie physicians' Medicare payments to their use of ePrescribing technology, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced the launch of a national initiative to assist physicians of Medicare Part D patients in switching from hand-written to electronically generated prescriptions. The pilot program will also... 
02/04/2008Medco Announces Date for Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2007 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its fourth-quarter and full-year 2007 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008. Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: Dial in: (800) 949-5383 from inside the U.S., o... 
01/14/2008HIP Health Plan of New York Awards Pharmacy Benefit Contract to Medco
Medco to provide mail-order pharmacy services for 1.3 million HIP members through 2011 NEW YORK and FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HIP Health Plan (HIP), consisting of HIP Health Plan of New York, ConnectiCare and Vytra Health Plans, today announced it has awarded its mail-order pharmacy services contract to Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), effective today. "HIP is dedicated to providing its members with world-cl... 
01/10/2008Medco's Specialized Pharmacists, Safety Programs Gain Therapy Management Accreditation
Independent health care quality evaluator determines programs improve pharmacy care FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS) today announced that it has been awarded URAC's Drug Therapy Management (DTM) Accreditation for its clinical management and member engagement programs that improve pharmacy care and prescription drug safety. The programs that earned accreditation include the Medco Thera... 
01/08/2008Medco CEO Reiterates Guidance, Positive Outlook for 2008
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan 08, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) Chairman and CEO, David B. Snow Jr. today reiterated the company's positive outlook for 2008 at the 26th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. The company reiterated its guidance for 2008 GAAP diluted earnings per share of $3.89-$4.01. Excluding the amortization of intangible assets that existed when Medco became a publicly traded company, Medco co... 
01/02/2008Medco CEO to Present at the 26th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- David B. Snow, chairman & chief executive officer of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the 26th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference on Jan. 8, 2008. The presentation at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, will begin at 8:30 a.m. PT (11:30 a.m. ET). Other Medco executives scheduled to attend will be JoAnn A. Reed, chief financial officer, Richard J. Rubino, CPA, controller and chi... 
12/18/2007Medco Chooses AllPoints at Anson in Whitestown, Indiana as Site for the World's Largest, Most-Advanced Automated Pharmacy
Richard P. Jones II named Vice President and General Manager of facility that will dispense up to one million prescriptions a week FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), one of the nation's leading pharmacy benefit managers, today announced that AllPoints at Anson in Whitestown, Indiana, will be the home of world's largest and most-advanced automated pharmacy, capping a nearly year-long search that spanned 48 state... 
11/29/2007URAC Names Medco as a Finalist in First-ever Best Practices in Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards
Medco to showcase its winning program at the Best Practices in Consumer Empowerment and Protection Conference and Exhibit, March 25-26, 2008 WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today URAC announced that a distinguished panel of judges has selected the finalists for its inaugural Best Practices in Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards competition. The nation-wide competition attracted entries detailing innovative and proven programs that are enhancing patient saf... 
11/29/2007Medco Announces Two-For-One Stock Split
For more information on Medco's stock split, click here. FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a two-for-one stock split. The stock split, effected in the form of a dividend, will entitle all shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan. 10, 2008 to receive one additional share of Medco common stock for each share held on that dat... 
11/26/2007Medco CEO to Present at the Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. 2007 Health Services Investor Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 26 -- David B. Snow, chairman & chief executive officer of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. 2007 Health Services Investor Conference on Nov. 27, 2007. The presentation at Merrill Lynch headquarters, New York, will begin at 8:00 a.m. ET. JoAnn Reed, Medco's chief financial officer and Richard J. Rubino, CPA, Medco's controller and chief accounting officer, are also scheduled to attend... 
11/20/2007Medco Elects Myrtle Potter, William Roper to Board of Directors
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced the election of Myrtle Potter and William L. Roper, MD, MPH, to the company's board of directors effective Dec. 10, 2007. A recognized executive who championed trailblazing innovation across the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries for more than 25 years, Potter, 49, served as president of commercial operations and chief operating officer at Genentech. She also ... 
11/15/2007Medco to Webcast Annual Analyst Day Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David B. Snow Jr., and other members of his senior management team, will present an overview of the company's business, strategy and financial results to analysts and institutional investors during its annual Analyst Day conference on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007. The event, titled "Advancing the Practice of Pharmacy," is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. EST. ... 
11/13/2007Drug Costs Threaten to Crack American Nest Eggs: New National Survey Reveals Lack of Awareness, Planning for Drug Costs Put Retirees' Savings at Risk
- One in Three Retirees Say Medical/Drug Costs Far Outpace Expectations - - One in Four Retirees Spending 10 Percent or More of Monthly Retirement Income on Medications Alone - FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medical and drug expenses threaten to shatter the retirement nest egg - scrambling even the best-laid financial plans - according to a new nationwide survey of retirees, many of whom concede that their under-estimation... 
11/12/2007Medco to Build World's Largest, Most Advanced Automated Pharmacy in Central Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels joined executives from Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today to announce the company's plans to build the world's largest and most advanced automated pharmacy in Central Indiana, filling a growing nationwide demand for lower-cost medicines. The new 318,000-square-foot pharmacy, slated to open early in 2009, will cover an area equivalent to six and a half football fields -- bringing approximately 1,300 ... 
11/01/2007Medco Reports Strong Third-Quarter Results GAAP Diluted EPS Increases 25.8 Percent to $0.78
Raises 2007 GAAP EPS Guidance 2008 Guidance Reflects GAAP EPS Growth of 21-27 Percent Third-Quarter Year-Over-Year Highlights: GAAP diluted EPS of $0.78, up 25.8 percent Diluted EPS of $0.88, up 23.9 percent, excluding $0.10 in amortization of intangible assets Early generic releases contributed to record-high generic dispensing rate of 60.3 percent, up 4.3 percentage points Guidance: 2007 GAAP diluted EPS guidance raised ... 
10/30/2007Younger Adults Increasingly Treated for Heart Disease-related Conditions
Increase in use of cholesterol and hypertension medications largest among people ages 20 to 44 Drop in the age of women using heart disease medications greater than men FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct 30, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Heart disease, high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries - conditions that are usually associated with the senior population - are creeping into young adulthood. According to new research conducted by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (N... 
10/30/2007Medco to Present at the CIBC World Markets 18th Annual Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Timothy C. Wentworth, president & chief executive officer of Accredo Health Group, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address CIBC World Markets 18th Annual Healthcare Conference on Nov. 6, 2007. The presentation at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York will begin at 8:00 a.m. ET. Richard J. Rubino, CPA, Medco's controller and chief accounting officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a si... 
10/26/2007Medco Offers Important Prescription Drug Information for Southern California Wild Fire Evacuees
Many evacuees may be at risk for serious health problems if they do not have access to needed prescription drugs. Medco is providing the following information to assist the thousands of southern California residents that have prescription coverage through Medco and asks that your station air or post on Web sites the following information as a public service. WHO: All people who have a pharmacy benefit administered by Medco and have been evacuated due to the southern California wi... 
10/22/2007Medco, LabCorp Strike Strategic Agreement for Research on Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenomics
Collaboration to Explore Clinical Uses of Personal Genetics and Tamoxifen FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ and BURLINGTON, NC, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MHS) and Laboratory Corporation of America(R) Holdings (LabCorp(R)) (NYSE: LH) announced a strategic research agreement today to advance the field of pharmacogenomics, an emerging science integrating genetics and drug treatment that is leading the way toward personalized medicine. The research effort, wh... 
10/16/2007Six Olympic Legends Battling Chronic Diseases Lead Revolution in Advancing Pharmacy Care as Medco Launches the 'Tour of Champions'
Bob Beamon, Peggy Fleming, Bruce Jenner, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Greg Louganis and Mark Spitz Educate Americans on the Importance of Specialized Pharmacy Care FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In years past, each has battled for Olympic gold. Today they are fighting a new battle- waging a personal campaign against chronic and complex diseases. Ringing in a new era in healthcare, Olympic gold medal athletes and Medco Health Solut... 
10/04/2007Children's Aching Stomachs: New Research Finds Young Children are Increasingly Using Medications to Treat Gastrointestinal Ailments
Infants and preschoolers show greatest increase in use, followed by elementary age children FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The number of children taking prescription medications to treat gastrointestinal disorders has increased significantly in the past five years, according to a new analysis conducted by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS). The research reviewed prescription drug claims of more than 575,000 insured chi... 
10/04/2007JoAnn Reed to Retire as Medco CFO in 2008; Richard Rubino Named as Successor
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that JoAnn A. Reed, Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer will retire on March 15, 2008 after nearly 20 years at Medco, including 16 years as the company's Chief Financial Officer. Following her retirement, she has agreed to continue serving the company in an advisory capacity through 2010. Richard J. Rubino, currently Medco's Senior Vice President, C... 
10/03/2007Medco Earns Accreditation from Independent Health Care Evaluator
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS) today announced it earned URAC's inaugural Pharmacy Benefit Management Accreditation, which helps assure employers, health plans and consumers that Medco is clinically focused and meets quality standards for consumer protection and empowerment. "URAC is among the country's pre-eminent independent evaluators of quality in health care, and this accreditation recognizes Medco's leadership ... 
10/02/2007Medco Announces Date for Third-Quarter 2007 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its third-quarter 2007 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007. Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: Dial in: (800) 949-5383 from inside the U.S., or (706) 679-3440 ... 
10/01/2007Medco Unveils Three New Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Options for 2008 to Provide Seniors More Choice, Better Value and Specialist Pharmacists
Generics covered in the Coverage Gap, $2 for 30-day supply of generics redefines value for seniors Medco Medicare Plan Provides "Specialist Pharmacists" experienced in medications used to treat common chronic conditions that affect seniors FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Many seniors recall the days when a dime could buy quite a bit. While a dime can't buy much anymore, for millions of seniors across the country, it c... 
08/29/2007Medco to Present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2007
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug 29, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Timothy Wentworth, president and CEO of Accredo Health Group, Inc., the specialty pharmacy subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference in Boston on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007. The presentation at The Four Seasons Hotel will begin at 10:55 a.m. ET. Richard Rubino, Medco's controller and chief accounting officer, is also sche... 
08/28/2007Medco Announces Agreement to Acquire Diabetes Care Leader PolyMedica in Transaction Valued at $1.5 Billion
-- Strategic Acquisition Creates Premier Provider of Diabetes Care Services With 3.8 Million Patients Under Treatment -- Diabetes Patients Represent 5 Percent of Population; 15 Percent of Drug Spending -- Transaction Expected to be Slightly Accretive to Medco Shareholders in 2008 FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and WAKEFIELD, Mass., Aug 28, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), and PolyMedica Corporation (Nasdaq: PLMD) today announced a definitive agreeme... 
08/13/2007Big Help for Small Unions: National Coalition for Small-to-Mid-sized Unions Launched to Aid in Controlling Prescription Drug Costs
- 35 Unions Join New Medco Labor Coalition to Preserve Prescription Drug Coverage for 70,000 Union Members - Members Gain Access to New Specialist Pharmacists - a first for pharmacy care FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A collection of 35 small and medium-sized labor unions and local union shops are taking an aggressive step in addressing the cost of providing prescription drug coverage to... 
07/27/2007Medco Reports Strong Second-Quarter Earnings on Record Generic Dispensing Rate; Nearly $4 Billion in New Business Wins, Raises Full-Year 2007 Guidance
Second-Quarter Year-Over-Year Highlights: GAAP diluted EPS of $0.76, up 35.7 percent Diluted EPS of $0.86, up 32.3 percent, excluding $0.10 in amortization of intangible assets EBITDA per adjusted prescription of $2.55, up 18.6 percent Record-high generic dispensing rate of 58.9 percent, up 5 percentage points FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today reported second-quarter 2007 GAAP diluted ... 
07/10/2007Medco Announces Date for Second-Quarter 2007 Financial Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its second-quarter 2007 financial results in a press release before the market opens on Friday, July 27, 2007. Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: Dial in: (800) 949-5383 from inside the U.S., or (706) 679-34... 
06/27/2007Medco Consumer Choice Plan(TM) Uses a Personal Touch to Address Enrollment, Engagement and Compliance in CDH
Benefit Coaches Help Members Zero-In on Significant Savings; Specialized Pharmacists Provide Helping Hands to Avoid Potential Danger When Medication is Stopped FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Looking to ensure consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) deliver the highest possible value for sponsors and their members, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today introduced the Medco Consumer Choice Plan(TM), a personalized and comprehensive consumer-directed ... 
06/19/2007Medco to Present at the 17th Annual Wachovia Securities Nantucket Equity Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bryan Birch, group president of employer accounts at Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the 17th Annual Wachovia Securities Nantucket Equity Conference on Tuesday, June 26, 2007. The presentation at the Harbor House Village in Nantucket, Mass., is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. ET. JoAnn Reed, Medco's chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live... 
06/12/2007New Survey: Consumer-directed Health Plan Growth Levels Off Among Employers; Plan Sponsors Embrace Generics
Fewer Mid-to-Large Size Employers Expect to Add Consumer-directed Health Plans in Coming Years Generic Drugs Considered by Most to Be Greatest 'Impact Player' in Controlling Pharmacy Costs Moving Forward FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Predictions that consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) such as health savings accounts (HSAs) would continue their steep growth appear to be overstated according to a national sur... 
06/08/2007Medco CEO to Present at the Goldman Sachs 28th Annual Global Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 8, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- David B. Snow Jr., chairman and CEO of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Goldman Sachs 28th Annual Global Healthcare Conference in Dana Point, California, on Wednesday, June 13, 2007. The presentation at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel will begin at 8 a.m. PT (11 a.m. ET). JoAnn Reed, Medco's chief financial officer, is also scheduled to attend. Both presentations may... 
06/06/2007Medco Awarded BCBSA Federal Employees Program(TM) Mail-Service Pharmacy Benefit Management Contract
Three-Year Agreement Covers More Than 4 Million Members FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's (BCBSA) government-wide Service Benefit Plan, also known as the Federal Employee Program(TM) (FEP), today announced that it has awarded administration of its mail-service and specialty prescription drug program to Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2010. Medco wil... 
05/25/2007Medco to Present at Sanford C. Bernstein, Bank of America Conferences
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Members of the Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) senior management team are scheduled to present at the following conferences on Wednesday, May 30, 2007: Medco Chairman and CEO David B. Snow Jr. is scheduled to address the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC 23rd Annual Strategic Decisions Conference at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City at 9 a.m. ET. Medco's Chief Operating Officer, Kenny Klepper, and Chief Financial Off... 
05/24/2007Medco CEO to Shareholders: Delivering Results, Driving Shareholder Value
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In his address to Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) shareholders, Chairman and CEO David B. Snow Jr. outlined key factors for Medco's growth and success in 2007 and beyond, focusing on the impact generics, pharmacy innovation and personalized medicine will have on Medco's future. "2006 was a fabulous year for Medco and its shareholders as evidenced by our strong financial and operating results, and 2007 is off to a stron... 
05/23/2007Medco and Revolution Health Join Forces to Make Healthy Living Easier for Millions of Americans
- Innovative consumer-centric health company, leading PBM team up to maximize customer involvement in health benefits and motivate members to take action - - Companies join to make the promise of personal health records a reality - - Collaboration takes modernization of personal health management to a new level - FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and WASHINGTON, May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), one of the nation's lead... 
05/23/2007Medco to Webcast Annual Meeting of Shareholders
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) will present an overview of the company's business, strategy and financial results to shareholders during its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Thursday, May 24, 2007, from 10 to 11 a.m. ET. The meeting, including presentations from Medco Chairman and CEO, David B. Snow Jr., and Medco Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Epstein, will be available via live webcast at www.medco.com/investor.... 
05/18/2007Powell to National Symposium: Information-Empowered Americans No Longer at the Mercy of Health Care Bureaucracy
ORLANDO, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Reminding the audience that as a soldier he was responsible for running one of the largest health care systems in the world, General Colin Powell, USA (Ret.), today committed to empower Americans with medical information so they are no longer "at the mercy" of those in the health care bureaucracy. In a keynote address to attendees of Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS) National Drug Trend Symposium, Powell asserted: "We want to ... 
05/17/2007New Report: Unmanaged, Diabetes Drug Costs Could Surge Nearly 70 Percent Within Three Years
New drugs, obesity epidemic to drive spending higher, according to Medco analysis Cancer drugs now number one contributor to specialty spending growth Generics, Medicare subsidy drop Medco's drug trend to 2.8 percent FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- An epidemic of diabetes, along with more aggressive treatment, could result in a near 70 percent increase in spending on endocrine and diabetes therapies from 2007 through 2009, according to a study re... 
05/16/2007Girls at Risk: Research Shows an Unparalleled Rise in Adolescent Girls Using Prescription Drugs to Treat Diabetes, Sleep Problems and Psychological Disorders
Increases in Medication Use Among 10 to 19 Year-old Girls for Several Chronic and Behavioral Conditions Far Outpaces Boys of the Same Age ORLANDO, Fla., May 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New research suggests that adolescent girls may be at increasing risk for several physical and psychological health problems. The analysis by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) finds a significant increase in the number of girls ages 10 to 19 taking prescription drugs including medications to trea... 
05/15/2007Medco CEO to Present at the Citi 2007 Global Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- David B. Snow Jr., Chairman and CEO of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Citi 2007 Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, May 22, 2007. The presentation at the Hilton New York will begin at 2:00 p.m. ET. Kenneth Klepper, Medco's president and chief operating officer, and JoAnn Reed, Medco's chief financial officer, are also scheduled to attend. Both presentations may be heard live via a... 
05/03/2007Low-cost Generic Prescription Drug Plan to Provide Critical Relief for Philadelphia Small Businesses
Nationwide and Medco Join Forces to Help Alleviate Rising Health Care Costs PHILADELPHIA, May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Small businesses are straining under the pressure of sharply rising health insurance costs, leading many employers to cut their employee coverage. To provide critical relief for local companies, Nationwide today announced the introduction of Nationwide Select(TM), the first stand-alone generic drug plan geared specifically to small to mid-size businesses in Philad... 
05/01/2007Medco Reports Record Earnings Per Share, Income, EBITDA, and Generic Dispensing Rate, Reflecting Very Strong First-Quarter Performance
Please note: The correct replay passcode is 4459503 -- First-Quarter Diluted GAAP EPS of $0.94, up 100 Percent over First-Quarter 2006 Diluted EPS of $0.47, Excluding the First-Quarter 2006 Legal Settlements Charge; Company Raises and Narrows 2007 Guidance -- First-Quarter Highlights: Record net income of $274.8 million and GAAP diluted EPS of $0.94, up 100.0 percent from first-quarter 2006 diluted EPS of $0.47, excluding the first-quarter 2006 ... 
04/30/2007New Analysis: Sleep Medication Use Surges, but Employers and Consumers Wake Up to Major Savings Opportunity with Generic Version of Blockbuster Insomnia Treatment
Medco analysis projects payor/patient savings at $150 million annually from generic Ambien Use in children and teens rises 45 percent between 2001-2006; jump even higher for adults FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As more Americans turn to medications for a good night's sleep, the introduction of a generic version of Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) presents multi-million dollar savings for consumers... 
04/27/2007Medco to Present at Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley Conferences
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 27, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Members of the Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) senior management team are scheduled to present at the following conferences on Thursday, May 3, 2007: Glenn Taylor, Group President of Key Accounts, is scheduled to address the Deutsche Bank 32nd Annual Health Care Conference at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. at 9 a.m. ET. Timothy Wentworth, President of Accredo Health Group, Medco's spe... 
03/12/2007Medco CEO to Present at the Lehman Brothers 10th Annual Global Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 12, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- David B. Snow Jr., Chairman and CEO of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the 10th Annual Lehman Brothers Global Healthcare Conference in Miami on Tuesday, March 20, 2007. The presentation at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel will begin at 8:00 a.m. ET. JoAnn Reed, Medco's Chief Financial Officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a simulcast l... 
03/05/2007New Generics Pose Potential Shake-up for Prescription Sleep Medications, Antihypertensives; Patients Could See Big Payoff
New Medco analysis shows its generic dispensing rate reached 55.2 percent in 2006 - 3.7 percentage points higher than previous year Ambien, Norvasc, Toprol XL among the blockbusters facing patent expirations, generic competition in 2007 FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patients suffering from insomnia and high blood pressure may soon be able to sleep a little bit better thanks to the pending expiration of patents on a number of widely used p... 
02/28/2007New Study: 'Show Me the Savings' When Patients Compare Prescription Drug Savings Options Online, They'll Make the Switch More Often
Patients are 58 percent more likely to make cost-effective choices with their prescription medications when using Medco's powerful new member engagement program, My Rx Choices FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new study reveals that patients are 58 percent more likely to switch to a more cost- effective prescription drug or a lower-cost pharmacy channel when assisted by a powerful new online comparison tool that allows them to easily shop for cost-saving opportun... 
02/26/2007Medco to Present at the Raymond James 28th Annual Institutional Investors Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Timothy C. Wentworth, president and CEO of Accredo Health Group, Inc., the specialty pharmacy subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Raymond James 28th Annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, Fla. on Monday, March 5, 2007. The Medco presentation, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, will begin at 9:15 a.m. ET. The presentation may be heard live via a simulcast link... 
02/22/2007Medco to Present at the Susquehanna Financial Group SIGnificant Investment Options in Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kenneth O. Klepper, president and chief operating officer at Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the SIGnificant Investment Options in Healthcare Conference sponsored by Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP, to be held in New York on Thursday, March 1, 2007. The Medco presentation, at the Omni Berkshire Place, will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET. In addition, Glen Stettin, MD, senior vice president and g... 
02/21/2007Medco Reports Record Fourth-Quarter 2006 Earnings, Raises 2007 Guidance and Increases Share Repurchase Program by $3 Billion
Fourth-Quarter 2006 GAAP Diluted EPS up 35.1 percent to $0.77; Fourth-Quarter 2006 Diluted EPS up 30.3 percent to $0.86, excluding $0.09 per share in Amortization of Intangible Assets - Full-year 2006 GAAP Diluted EPS was $2.09. Excluding $0.36 per share in amortization of intangible assets and the first-quarter legal settlements charge of $0.33 per share, Diluted EPS was $2.78, up 14.9 percent from 2005 - Fourth-Quarter Highlights Record net income of $228.8 million, up 29.4 perc... 
01/31/2007Medco Health Solutions Announces Date for Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2006 Results
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) plans to announce its fourth-quarter and full-year 2006 financial results in a release before the market opens on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007. Following the release, management will hold a conference call to review the financial results, outlook and related matters at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live conference call via telephone: Dial in: (800) 949-5383 from inside the U.S., or (70... 
01/24/2007Medco to Present at the Wachovia Securities 2007 Small and Mid Cap Healthcare Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bryan Birch, Group President of Employer Accounts at Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), is scheduled to address the Wachovia Securities 2007 Small and Mid Cap Healthcare Conference in Boston on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007. The presentation at the Langham Hotel will begin at 9:00 a.m. EST. JoAnn Reed, Medco's Chief Financial Officer, is also scheduled to attend. The presentation may be heard live via a simulcast link ava... 
12/27/2006Medco YOURx PLAN(TM) Medicare Part D Program Provides Greater Access to Low-Cost Generics
Compared to mass merchant pricing promotions, Medco YOURx PLAN offers six times more generics for a fraction of the cost FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cost-conscious seniors seeking the lowest cost generic medicines need not battle holiday shoppers looking to take advantage of a price promotion. Low-cost generics can be found in Medco's Medicare Prescription Drug plan, Medco YOURx PLAN(TM), which offers more generics at a lower cost than eve... 
12/20/2006Medco's Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Analysis Reveals Significant Senior Savings in 2006
Use of Generic Drugs and Mail-Order Pharmacies Drive Down Medco YOURx PLAN(TM) Members' Costs Safety Programs Bring Added Value to Medco Medicare Enrollees FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Enrollees in Medco Health Solutions, Inc.'s (NYSE: MHS) Medicare prescription drug plan realized significant benefits from the program in the very first year. A new analysis reveals that in 2006, excluding those members who received Low... 
12/04/2006Medco Launches Collaboration To Study Emerging Field of Personalized Medicine
Key objective of the study is to evaluate the patient safety and financial savings of genetic tests for warfarin dosing in typical community-based practice settings FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) and Mayo Collaborative Services, Inc., today announced a strategic collaboration to jointly evaluate the medical, clinical and cost-savings potential of genetic testing, while improving patient safe... 
11/24/2006Medco Harvests eCommerce, Technology Accolades
- Company Garners Cornucopia of eHealthcare Awards for Fourth Consecutive Year - Wins eHealthcare Organizational Commitment Award FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MHS) found November to be a month of plenty as the company collected numerous awards for its eCommerce and innovative technology initiatives from the eHealthcare Leadership Awards and the World Wide Web Health Awards. This marks the fourth consecut... 
11/20/2006Low-cost Generic Prescription Drug Plan to Provide Critical Relief for Colorado Small Businesses
-- Nationwide and Medco Join Forces to Help Alleviate Rising Health Care Costs -- DENVER, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Small businesses are straining under the pressure of sharply rising health insurance costs, leading many employers to cut their employee coverage. To provide critical relief for local companies, Nationwide today announced the introduction of Nationwide Select(TM), the first stand-alone generic drug plan geared specifically to... 
11/13/2006Low-Cost Generic Prescription Drug Plan to Provide Critical Relief for Texas Small Businesses
- Nationwide and Medco Join Forces to Help Alleviate Rising Health Care Costs - DALLAS, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Small businesses are straining under the pressure of sharply rising health insurance costs, leading many employers to cut their employee coverage. To provide critical relief for local companies, Nationwide today announced the introduction of Nationwide Select(TM), the first stand-alone generic drug plan geared specifically to ... 
11/03/2006Medco Reports Strong Third-Quarter 2006 GAAP Earnings per Share of $0.62
Company Provides 2007 Guidance, Anticipating GAAP EPS Growth of 17% to 21% over 2006, Excluding First Quarter 2006 One-Time Legal Settlements Charge - - Company Increases Share Repurchase Program by $1 Billion - Third-Quarter Highlights -- Record EBITDA per adjusted prescription of $2.30, up 25.7 percent -- Record generic dispensing rate of 56.0 percent, up 4.5 points -- $10.5 billion in net revenues, up 12.2 percent from $9.3 billion ... 
10/23/2006Low-cost Generic Prescription Drug Plan to Provide Critical Relief for Ohio Small Businesses
-- Nationwide and Medco Join Forces to Help Alleviate Rising Health Care Costs -- COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Small businesses are straining under the pressure of sharply rising health insurance costs, leading many employers to cut their employee coverage. To provide critical relief for local companies, Nationwide today announced the introduction of Nationwide Select(TM), the first standalone generic drug plan geared specific... 
10/17/2006CDC and Medco Study Showed Americans Stockpiled Tamiflu Over Fears of Avian Flu Pandemic
- Tamiflu prescriptions increased over three-fold from 2004 to 2005 during non-flu season - The first national study that assessed Tamiflu stockpiling and associated risk factors TORONTO, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Despite cautions to the contrary, news media reporting of avian flu and concerns about pandemic spread were followed by hoarding of the antiviral medication Tamiflu (R) (Oseltamivir) by Americans according to a collaborative study by the Cen... 
10/16/2006Tommy G. Thompson Elected to Medco Board of Directors
Former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Wisconsin Governor Joins Medco as an Independent Board MemberFRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct 16, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced the election of Tommy G. Thompson to the company's board of directors, effective Dec. 13, 2006. Thompson, 64, is the former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and currently serves as a partner in the law firm of Akin... 
10/13/2006Generic Prescription Drug Plan to Provide Pain Relief for Small Businesses
-- Medco to Help Alleviate Rising Health Care Costs for Small Businesses -- FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Small businesses are straining under the pressure of sharply rising health insurance costs, leading many employers to cut their employee coverage. To provide critical relief for smaller-sized companies, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced the introduction of Generics First(TM), one of the nation's lowest cost generic prescription drug... 
10/13/2006Medco Milestone - Celebrating a Decade at the Vanguard of Fully Automated Dispensing
Medco's Las Vegas Pharmacy Dispenses 260 Million Prescriptions since 1996 LAS VEGAS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- It seemed like Star Wars technology when the nation's first fully automated pharmacy opened in 1996. Ten years later, surpassing the 260 millionth prescription dispensed, Medco Health Solutions, Inc.'s (NYSE: MHS) Las Vegas pharmacy remains at the cutting edge of excellence in pharmacy practice. Little more than three years after dispensing its first prescription, t... 
09/29/2006Medco Approved to Offer Medicare Prescription Drug Plans to Medicare Beneficiaries Nationwide in 2007
Company reports Medicare generic dispensing rate (GDR) exceeds national average as beneficiaries become savvy shoppers FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), the nation's leading pharmacy benefit manager, has been designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer its national Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP), Medco YOURx PLAN(TM), for a second consecutive year. Medco is one of... 
09/28/2006Family Ties: Major Research Findings Show Strong Familial Link to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
* Parents of children with ADHD Nearly 10 times more likely to take an ADHD drug * Parents often diagnosed first; moms more likely than dads to start ADHD therapy * Twins far more likely to both be on ADHD drug than non-twin siblings FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Family ties hold strong between parent and child - and groundbreaking research finds this is especially true when it comes to use of medications to treat attention ... 
09/27/2006Twice is Nice: Medco Ranked Second Among Fortune 100 Companies in Customer Respect for Second Consecutive Year
Medco, the highest-ranked health care company, performed well in areas of privacy, simplicity; Ranking marks third consecutive year in the top five FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc.'s (NYSE: MHS) Web site, www.medco.com, ranked second for the second consecutive year in The Customer Respect Group's 2006 survey rating the online presence of country's Fortune 100 companies. Medco finished as the nation's highest-ranking health care ... 
09/13/2006New Analysis: More Doctors on the Care Team Correlates with Higher Risk of Adverse Drug Events in Seniors
* 60 percent greater risk for seniors seeing five doctors over those seeing two physicians * Risk for drug errors seven times greater in seniors than in patients under 65 * Medco launches Polypharmacy Safety Program -- proven integrated safety system to fill gaps in communication between physicians FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- While conventional wisdom dictates that more doctors are better for your health, a... 
08/09/2006New Study: Despite Suicidality Risks, Patients on Antidepressants Have Received Far Less Follow-up Care Than is Currently Recommended
Less than 18 percent of patients received mental health monitoring in the most critical time after starting antidepressant treatment FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Despite concerns about suicidal thoughts and behavior for patients using antidepressants, a new study in the August issue of the peer-reviewed American Journal of Managed Care shows that few patients on these drugs received even the minimum level of follow-up care. The Food and Drug Admin... 
08/04/2006Medco Reports Second-Quarter 2006 GAAP Earnings of $0.56 per Share; Company Raises 2006 Guidance
Second-Quarter 2006 GAAP Net Income of $170.9 Million up 24.4 Percent From Second-Quarter 2005 Second-Quarter Highlights: - $10.6 Billion in Net Revenues, up 17.7 Percent from $9.0 Billion - 5.5 Percent Gross Margin, up from 5.1 Percent - Record Generic Dispensing Rate of 53.9 Percent, up 2.9 Points - Record EBITDA per Adjusted Prescription of $2.15, up 16.8 Percent FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) to... 
07/24/2006HR Policy Association Certifies Medco as PBM Provider Based on Industry-Leading Transparency
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The HR Policy Association (HR Policy), comprised of more than 250 corporations addressing the vexing issue of rising employer healthcare costs, has announced that Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) has been designated a certified provider for its Pharmaceutical Purchasing Coalition. This certification is consistent with Medco's market position as the PBM industry leader around transparency and disclosure. Medco becomes ... 
06/20/2006Highmark Renews Pharmacy Benefit Contract with Medco
Three-Year Agreement Covers More Than 2.3 Million Beneficiaries PITTSBURGH and FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Highmark Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and one of the nation's largest health insurers, and Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), the nation's leading pharmacy benefit manager, have announced a three-year renewal agreement, under which Medco will continue to administer a comprehensive pharmacy ben... 
06/12/2006Personalized Drug Savings Just a Click Away with Savings Advisor Online Assistant from Medco
Empowering online tool also delivers simplified, plan-specific prescription savings options for members of Medicare Part D and Consumer-Directed plans FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In just a few clicks, a new online resource from Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) cuts through the confusing clutter for patients searching for cost savings opportunities covered under their prescription drug program. One in five Americans now have access to Savings A... 
05/24/2006Medco Las Vegas Pharmacy Support Bargaining Unit Members Ratify New Three-Year Agreement
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that members of United Steel Workers Union Local 675, comprised of Medco's pharmacy support employees, at its Las Vegas pharmacy subsidiary, have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement running through Sept. 1, 2008. Eligible bargaining unit members approved the new agreement, which provides competitive wages, health insurance and other benefits for the local's 55... 
05/24/2006Medco Annual Meeting of Shareholders: 'Delivering More'
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) shareholders today re-elected Lawrence S. Lewin, Charles M. Lillis and Edward H. Shortliffe, and elected for the first time David D. Stevens, to serve as Class III directors, with terms of service expiring at the 2009 annual meeting. Stevens currently serves as Chairman of Accredo Health, Incorporated, but is transitioning from full-time employment with Accredo, leaving Medco Chairman and Ch... 
05/19/2006New Report: Prescription Drug Trend Dives to Seven Year Low
- Increase in spending for chronic conditions and sleep medications offset by declines in pain killers and antidepressants - ORLANDO, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Drug trend -- the annual rate of change in spending on prescription drugs from year-to-year and a key indicator of the economic state of prescription drug costs for employers -- fell to 5.4 percent in 2005, according to a new national report on prescription drug spending released today by Medco Healt... 
05/19/2006Medicare Drug Program Architects Say Plan Is Working; Unlikely to Face Immediate Congressional Change
ORLANDO, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Despite early "chaos and craziness" the new Medicare prescription drug program has proven its effectiveness in stimulating drug price competition and reducing costs for America's seniors, and is unlikely to be significantly changed anytime soon, the two key architects of the federal plan said Friday at a national industry forum. "Competition is working. Capitalism drives cost down and drives bad behavior out of the system," said Tom... 
05/18/2006Survey Reveals Seven Out of 10 Doctors Concerned About Safety of Prescription Medicines; Risk/Benefit Thinking Supports Generics
- Physicians, Pharmacists and Patients Prefer Medications That Have Been on the Market 10 Years or More to Newer Prescription Drugs - ORLANDO, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Recent concerns surrounding the safety of some newer prescription drugs are eroding physicians' confidence in the safety of the medications they prescribe, and consumers' confidence in the medications they take, a national survey released today revealed. Confidence concerns have resulted in decl... 
05/18/2006Healthcare Futurist: Evolving Technologies 'Re-Alter the Fabric of Humanity'
'This will lead to questions of what it means to be a human being' ORLANDO, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Evolving science and technology, including genomics and nanomedicine, will radically alter healthcare in a way that will "transcend biological limits that other generations have only dreamed of," Gregory Stock, one of the nation's pre- eminent thought leaders on genomics and biotech policy, told attendees at Medco Health Solutions, Inc.'s (NYSE: MHS) national Drug Tr... 
05/16/2006Medco, USW Agree To Tentative Contract for Las Vegas Pharmacy Support Employees
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and LAS VEGAS, May 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) and the United Steelworkers Union today issued the following statement: Medco and the USW, which represents pharmacy support employees at Medco's Las Vegas pharmacy subsidiary, today announced they have reached an agreement in principle on a new contract. Specific details of the agreement will be shared shortly with members of USW Local 675 and are... 
05/15/2006Medco-Healthways Team to Create Next Generation of Fully Integrated Health Support Solutions
10-Year Alliance Begins with Optimal Health(R) NASHVILLE, Tenn. & FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2006--Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS - News), the nation's leading innovator in pharmacy benefit programs, and Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY - News), the market leader in high-impact Health and Care Support(SM) services, today announced a 10-year alliance to create, market and deliver next-generation, fully-integrated wellness, disease-management, high-risk care man... 
05/05/2006Medco Reports First-Quarter 2006 Results of Operations; Reaches Financial Agreement in Principle to Settle Government Lawsuits
Medco Reports First-Quarter 2006 Results of Operations; Reaches Financial Agreement in Principle to Settle Government Lawsuits First-quarter highlights: Net revenue of $10.6 billion, up 20.8 percent year-over-year GAAP EPS of $0.15; $0.56 excluding one-time legal settlements charge and amortization of intangibles, exceeding First Call estimate by $0.01 One-time pre-tax legal settlements charge of $163 million, $100 million post-tax, ... 
05/02/2006New Data: Antipsychotic Drug Use Growing Fastest Among Children
Medco Programs Help Identify Appropriate Use FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Children are the fastest growing category of users of antipsychotic drugs, according to an analysis by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), a leading pharmacy benefit manager. While still a relatively low patient population, the number of children ages 19 and younger using antipsychotic medicines rose 73 percent from 2001 to 2005, far outpacing the 37 percent increa... 
04/17/2006Accredo Health Signs Exclusive Five-year Specialty Pharmacy Agreement for Flolan
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 17, 2006 – Accredo Health Group, Inc., the nation's largest specialty pharmacy operation, today announced an exclusive five-year agreement as the sole specialty pharmacy for Flolan® (epoprostenol sodium), a medication prescribed to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Financial terms of the agreement, which were effective April 1, were not disclosed. “This relationship ensures that patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension – a debilitating condition requi... 
04/11/2006Medco: Number of Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP) Clients Surged in 2006; Projected to Double by 2007
2 Million CDHP Enrollees Indicative of Leveraging Pharmacy to Realize Consumerism Goals FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The number of consumer-directed health plans (CDHP) has the potential to double by 2007, and an increasing number of plan sponsors are leveraging pharmacy benefit and decision-support tools to drive consumerism, according to CDH experts with Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS). According to Med... 
03/21/2006New Data Shows Adults Continue to Outpace Children in Growth of ADHD Medication Use
Number of Younger Adults on ADHD Medications Increases 139 percent from 2000 to 2005; Growth in Use Higher for Women than Men Number of Children on ADHD Medications Continues to Grow, but at a Much Slower Rate FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews cardiovascular and psychiatric side-effects of medications for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), new r... 
03/15/2006Medco Health Solutions' RationalMed(R) Receives NCQA Disease Management Systems Certification
RationalMed identified 1.5 million drug safety issues in 2005 that put patients at risk for hospitalization FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), one of the nation's leading pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), announced today that it has received a Disease Management Systems Certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its RationalMed(R) Patient Safety System. NCQA is an i... 
03/01/2006Medco Announces Organizational Realignment; Executive Promotions
-- Klepper named president, Chief Operating Officer -- Stevens nominated to Board of Directors -- Wentworth to lead Accredo Health -- Birch assumes expanded Employer Accounts Group role FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced a strategic organizational realignment designed to forge a tighter link between marketplace requirements and Medco's business-support and... 
03/01/2006Medco Reports Fourth Quarter 2005 GAAP EPS of $0.57, Up 18.8 Percent from Fourth Quarter 2004, Full Year 2005 GAAP EPS of $2.05, Up 17.1 Percent
- Company Narrows 2006 Guidance to Upper End of Range - Fourth Quarter Highlights: * Record Net Revenues of $10.8 Billion, up 21.2% * 52.5% Generic Dispensing Rate, up 4.4 Points * 5.3% Gross Margin, up from 5.0% in prior year Full Year 2005 Highlights: * $37.9 Billion in Net Revenues * 87.3 Million Mail Prescriptions * 51.5% Generic Dispensing Rate, up 5.2 Points * Over $1 Billion in Cash Flow From Operations, up... 
02/14/2006Government Employees Hospital Association, Inc. (GEHA) Renews Pharmacy Benefit Contract with Medco
Four-Year Agreement Covers 425,000 Beneficiaries FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced it has renewed an agreement with Government Employees Hospital Association, Inc. (GEHA), the nation's third- largest national health insurance plan serving federal civilian employees, retirees and their families. Under the four-year arrangement, which becomes effective Jan. 1, 2007, Medco will continue to admin... 
01/18/2006New Analysis: Recent Generic Blockbusters Show Huge Gains; Consumer Adoption Rates Accelerate
-- Medco pegs payor/patient savings at $130 million annually -- First wave of more than $45 billion in branded medications going generic through 2010Jan 18, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- As the cold winter season continues to take its toll on the health and wallets of American consumers, a new analysis finds consumers warming up to the cost savings generated by generic prescription drugs with accelerated adoption rates. According to an analysis of prescription clai... 
12/19/2005Jury Reaches Verdict in Medco Ohio Contract Case
CINCINNATI, Dec 19, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- In a case in which the plaintiffs were seeking more than $300 million in damages, a Hamilton County court jury today awarded $7.8 million to the board of the Ohio State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) as a result of a civil contract dispute with Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS). Medco said it would appeal the award. The jury concluded the civil trial by rejecting allegations that Medco breached its cont... 
12/12/2005HealthNow New York Awards Pharmacy Benefit Program to Medco Three-Year
Agreement Covers More Than 500,000 LivesFRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec 12, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that it has been awarded a three-year pharmacy benefit agreement by HealthNow New York Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, to begin July 1, 2006. Medco will administer a comprehensive pharmacy benefit program serving more than 500,000 of HealthNow's membership located throug... 
12/08/2005For Shopworn Masses, Convenience of Online Pharmacy Provides Post-Thanksgiving Appeal
-- Monday after Thanksgiving weekend busiest day of year at medco.com(R) -- -- Medco captures seven eHealthcare Leadership Awards -- FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waiting before dawn outside department stores to scoop up bargains and dealing with too many leftovers are all traditions of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. But the newest post-holiday phenomenon - Cyber Monday - has become an unlikely new trend for the world's largest online pharmacy, ... 
12/07/2005Medco Health Solutions Board Approves $1 Billion Increase in Stock Repurchase Program
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a $1 billion increase over two years in its ongoing stock repurchase program, bringing the total value of the current initiative to $1.5 billion. Under the plan, shares are purchased in the open market at times and in amounts deemed appropriate by the company's Board and senior management. In August, the Board authorize... 
11/21/2005Accredo Completes Acquisition of Specialty Pharmacy Business
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accredo Health, Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), today announced that it has closed on its $72 million acquisition of selected assets of Pediatric Services of America, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: PSAI). The transaction was finalized after meeting regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. "The strategic acquisition of PSAI's assets expands our leadership position in the treatment a... 
11/08/2005Published Study: Automated Mail-Order Dispensing Accuracy Sets Industry Standard for Pharmacy Dispensing Accuracy
Proprietary automation/technology proven 23 times more accurate than retail benchmark Study supports national movement toward use of technology to improve patient safety FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Echoing the call of legislators and healthcare visionaries to elevate the role technology plays in improving patient safety and reducing medication errors, a published study finds that a highly automated prescription dispensing sy... 
11/01/2005Medco Reports Third Quarter Earnings, Including Record Revenues of $9.3 Billion
Company expects 22 to 30 Percent GAAP Diluted EPS Growth in 2006, When Estimated Stock Option Expense is Included for '05 and '06 FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced $156.7 million in net income for the third quarter of 2005, a 32.7 percent increase over the $118.1 million in the third quarter of 2004, and GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.53. Diluted earnings per share, excluding $0.09 per sha... 
10/27/2005Medco to Launch Government-Funded Electronic Prescribing Study in Cooperation With CMS
Study to Evaluate Benefits of e-Prescribing Initiative Launched with GM, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, UAW and Michigan Health Plans FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an effort to advance high-quality, cost-effective patient care, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have joined forces to launch a government-funded study of the impact of electronic prescribing on reducing medication errors an... 
10/20/2005CalPERS Board Selects Medco as Finalist to Provide Pharmacy Benefit Program
Three-Year Agreement Covers More Than 300,000 Lives FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that it has been selected as the finalist of a three-year pharmacy benefit contract for the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Self-Funded Health Plans to begin July 1, 2006. Medco will administer a comprehensive pharmacy benefit program to nearly 300,000 California public sector employee... 
10/17/2005Sleep Deprivation Driving Drug Use and Cost: New Research Finds Increased Use of Prescription Sleeping Aids
* Number of Younger Adults (age 20-44) on Sleeping Medications Doubled in Four Years * Children 10-19 Increased use of sleeping aids by 85 percentFRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct 17, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- For many Americans a good night sleep is just a pillow away, but the number of people -- including children -- who find themselves tossing and turning the night away is increasing. A nationwide analysis released today by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) fi... 
10/10/2005Accredo Announces Agreement to Acquire Specialty Pharmacy Business
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct 10, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Accredo Health, Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), today announced a definitive agreement to acquire selected assets of Pediatric Services of America, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: PSAI) specialty pharmacy business in a cash transaction of approximately $72 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. "The treatment and care o... 
09/29/2005Waging War on Prescription Drug Abuse: New Medco Analysis Reveals Prescription Drug Abusers Engage in Doctor Shopping and Script Filling Across Multiple Pharmacies
Half of all documented cases of prescription drug abuse and drug seeking (fraud) are aged 40-49 years old Monthly drug costs nearly 7 times that of average patient Medco deterrent program decreased abuse by 32 percent; costs by 20 percent FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new data analysis released today by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) provides a striking profile of people who file excessive prescript... 
09/28/2005National Study Ranks medco.com(R) as the Top Performer in Respecting Consumer Privacy Among Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Web Sites
Customer Respect Group Survey: "Medco.com is a clear leader in respecting customer privacy." FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For online consumers, nothing may be more important than knowing that businesses respect their privacy. According to an independent study of more than 400 North American companies, pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) has the industry-leading record with regard to consume... 
09/23/2005Medco Approved to Offer Medicare Prescription Drug Plans to More Than 42 Million Medicare Beneficiaries Nationwide
Company receives approval from CMS to market its nationwide Medicare PDP FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) has received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer its Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) to the more than 42 million(1) Medicare beneficiaries nationwide, the company announced today. "Our nation has long struggled to provide Medicare beneficiaries with access to affor... 
09/15/2005New Research: ADHD Medication Use Growing Faster Among Adults than Children
- Number of Younger Adults (age 20-44) on ADHD Medications Doubles; Drug Spending Quadruples Over Four-year Period - Growth in Use Among Adult Women Outpaces Men FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Countering the focus on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children in general, and boys in particular, a nationwide data analysis released today reveals the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD has in fact grown a... 
09/12/2005Preventive Health Gets a Shot in the Arm with New Consumer Driven Health Efforts from Medco
Program Acts on New Government Guidelines to Increase Access to Preventive Medications FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Highlighting the importance of preventive medications in reducing overall healthcare costs, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced major additions to its consumer-directed pharmacy plan that promotes the use of preventive and chronic medications by lowering the out-of pocket costs of these d... 
09/01/200520,000 People Can't Be Wrong: Medco Ranked No. 1 Pharmacy Benefits Manager and Mail-Order Pharmacy for Unprecedented Fifth Consecutive Year
2005 WilsonRx Pharmacy Benefit Satisfaction Report Rates Medco No. 1 in Customer Satisfaction for Mail-Order Pharmacy, Online Pharmacy and Medicare Prescription Discount Card Savings FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced it earned the No. 1 rating as the nation's top pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) in overall customer satisfaction for the fifth straight year - an unmatched accompl... 
08/22/2005Medco Health Solutions Board Approves $500 Million Stock Repurchase Program
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a $500 million stock repurchase program. Under the plan, shares will be purchased in the open market at times and in amounts deemed appropriate by the company's senior management. "This stock repurchase plan reflects the desire of Medco's Board to drive continued value for our shareholders," said David B. Snow Jr., Medc... 
08/18/2005Medco Completes $2.3 Billion Acquisition of Accredo, Creates Largest Specialty/Biotech Pharmacy Operation
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today closed on its $2.3 billion acquisition of Accredo Health, Incorporated creating under the Medco umbrella the nation's largest specialty/biotech pharmacy operation to serve the needs of patients with complex conditions requiring advanced treatment - increasingly with a growing array of costly biotech medications. The transaction, which was approved by Accredo shareholders yesterday, ... 
08/11/2005Medco to Provide Pharmacy Benefit Management Services to State of New Hampshire
Two-Year Agreement Covers More Than 38,000 Covered Lives FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As the pharmacy benefit manager for the Local Government Center HealthTrust (LGC), Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) will administer the pharmacy benefit program for the State of New Hampshire's 38,000 active and retired employees, and their eligible dependents, beginning Sept. 1, 2005. The LGC offers New Hampshire schools, municipalities and county governme... 
07/26/2005Medco Reports Second Quarter GAAP Earnings of $0.48 per Share on Revenues of $9.0 Billion, Company Narrows 2005 Guidance Based on First Half 2005 Performance
-- Accredo Transaction Expected to Close on Aug. 18, Subject to Accredo Shareholders' Approval -- FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced a 1.8 percent increase in second quarter net revenues to $9.0 billion, a 7.9 percent increase in net income to $137.4 million and a 4.3 percent increase in GAAP diluted earnings per share to $0.48. Excluding $0.10 per share in amortization of intang... 
07/12/2005Registration Statement for Medco Acquisition of Accredo Health Declared Effective
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) announced today that the Securities and Exchange Commission has declared effective the company's amended registration statement on Form S-4 for the pending acquisition of Accredo Health, Incorporated. The amended Form S-4 includes a joint proxy statement that sets forth the time and place for a special meeting of Accredo shareholders to vote on approving the merger agreement, which has be... 
07/08/2005Shareholder Vote Scheduled for Approving Medco Acquisition of Accredo
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) announced today that Accredo Health, Incorporated shareholders are scheduled to vote Wednesday, August 17, 2005 on a recommendation to approve the company's proposed acquisition by Medco -- a final step in a transaction that will create the nation's largest specialty pharmacy business. Medco today filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement on Form S-4 relat... 
07/06/2005Medco, UnitedHealth Group Affirm Strong Relationship
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) today affirmed their commitment to a long-term relationship, the companies said in a statement today. "UnitedHealth Group's strategic approach to pharmaceutical benefits remains unchanged. Our business relationship with Medco is strong and we have no intention of changing it. Medco has provided, and continues to provide, value to our company, our clien... 
06/28/2005'High Respect': Medco Ranked Second to One
Nationwide Survey Ranks medco.com(R) 2nd Among Fortune 100 Companies in Customer Respect FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc.'s (NYSE: MHS) Web site, http://www.medco.com, is second only to Hewlett-Packard for customer respect, according to The Customer Respect Group's 2005 survey rating the online presence of Fortune's top 100 companies, and the only site in the healthcare industry to make the top ten. ... 
06/17/2005Medco Supports Bi-Partisan Healthcare IT Proposal
'This Would Help Bring Today's Analog World of Healthcare into the Digital Age' WASHINGTON, June 17, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions Inc., (NYSE: MHS) today pledged its support to a bipartisan bill designed to harness the vast power of integrated technology in redefining the standards for quality care and cost efficiency across virtually every aspect of America's healthcare system, the company said today. "We live in an era where our children have near-... 
06/14/2005State of South Carolina Announces Intent to Renew Pharmacy Benefit Agreement with Medco
Three-Year Agreement Covers More Than 356,000 State Beneficiaries FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The State of South Carolina has announced its intent to award a three-year pharmacy benefit agreement, with the option for two one-year extensions, to Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) beginning Jan. 1, 2006. Medco will administer a comprehensive pharmacy benefit program for more than 356,000 active and retired employees, and their eligible dependents, of... 
06/08/2005New Study Finds Lack of Medication Compliance Leads to High Medical Costs
Dramatic Increase in Risk of Hospitalization Seen When Patients Don't Stick with Drug Treatments Study Among the First to Show Costs of Not Taking Medicine FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patients with diabetes and high cholesterol can save the health care system millions of dollars by properly taking their medication, according to a new study from Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS). Despite prescription ... 
05/31/2005Medco Delivers: Solid Foundation Drives Customer Value, Market Momentum
PARK RIDGE, N.J., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A commitment to clinical superiority, operational excellence, financial transparency and world-class client and member service comprise the foundation upon which Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) hopes to continue its momentum in 2005 and beyond, David B. Snow Jr., Medco chairman, president and CEO, told shareholders at the company's annual meeting held here today. "A public company for less than two years, we have already pro... 
05/16/2005Growth in Spending on Cancer Therapies Nearly Doubles on the Heels of New Oral Oncologics
Oncology Medications Among Top 10 Drivers of Prescription Drug Spending in 2004 FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The infusion and uptake of new oral oncology agents to treat an ever-expanding number of cancer patients has altered the landscape in the cancer therapy category, creating more opportunity to treat those afflicted with the disease, but also generating a management challenge for health plan sponsors and employers, ... 
05/07/2005Proprietary Research Reveals: Metabolic Syndrome - 'The Costliest Condition You've Never Heard Of' Afflicts Nearly One in Four Americans
-- Drug Spending for Metabolic Syndrome More than 4 Times Average Patient Medication Costs -- Medco Launches Nation's First Metabolic Syndrome Physician Alert System FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Individually, hypertension, diabetes, and obesity are taking a toll on Americans' health. But according to a new analysis, the prevalence of metabolic syndrome -- a condition characterized by a combination of these and/or other ... 
05/06/2005Newt Gingrich: 'Paper Kills'; Information Technology is Key to Improved Healthcare and Lower Costs
ORLANDO, Fla., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Asserting that "paper kills," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich today painted a vision of a paperless 21st Century healthcare system that would improve patient safety, serve as a catalyst for innovation and generate cost-saving efficiencies. "Paper kills. What you want to do is move to electronic prescribing because you'll save about 9,000 lives a year," Gingrich told attendees at the Medco Health Solutions (NYSE: MHS) second annual na... 
05/05/2005Back to the Future: New Survey Reveals Older Drugs Trump Newer Meds in Consumer Perception
- 7 in 10 Consumers Prefer Prescription Drugs on the Market 10+ Years - Findings Illustrate Potential Industrywide Effects of Recent Safety Issues ORLANDO, Fla., May 5, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The past year's safety issues surrounding drugs such as COX-II inhibitors, antidepressants and the specialty drug Tysabri(R) have sparked unrest in the minds of consumers, who are equating "older with safer," a proprietary nationwide consumer survey revealed today. Seven out of ... 
05/05/2005Runaway Drug Costs: We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us
Best-Selling Author: 'The issue is with consumers of drugs, not just producers of drugs' ORLANDO, Fla., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Resolving the issue of runaway drug spending is no mystery once consumers understand they - not the pharmaceutical companies - are the problem, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell told the 500 attendees at the Medco Health Solutions (NYSE: MHS) second national Drug Trend Symposium held here. "The issue is with consumers of drugs, not ju... 
04/26/2005Medco Delivers Continued Earnings Growth; First Quarter GAAP Earnings Per Share Increases 24 percent to $0.47
First Quarter Highlights: -- Net income increases 27 percent to $131.2 million from first quarter 2004 -- $0.47 GAAP diluted earnings per share, up 24% from $0.38 -- $0.57 diluted earnings per share up 19%, excluding $0.10 amortization of intangible assets -- Generic dispensing rate reaches 50.7%; Gross margin of 5.1% up from 4.7% -- 172.7 million total prescriptions on an adjusted basis, in line with prior year FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 26, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Medco Hea... 
04/22/2005More than 6,000 Michigan Blue Preferred Plus Physicians Receive Invitation to Join e-Prescribing Initiative by Auto Makers and Health Plans
DETROIT, April 22, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- More than 6,000 physicians who are part of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's Blue Preferred Plus network for autoworkers in southeast Michigan received invitations to sign-up for a major quality initiative aimed at addressing medication errors and the subsequent effect on health care quality and cost. Blue Preferred Plus physician groups also will be eligible for onsite educational sessions on e-Prescribing offered by pharmac... 
04/08/2005Medco Announces Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Proposed Accredo Health Acquisition
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, relating to its proposed acquisition of Accredo Health, Incorporated (Nasdaq: ACDO), was not extended by a second request for information by the government and expired at midnight on April 7, 2005. On Feb.23, 2005, Medco announced a definitive agreement to acquire Accredo in a cash and... 
04/06/2005Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund Announces Intent to Award Pharmacy Benefit Program to Medco
3-Year Agreement Benefits More Than 285,000 Covered Lives FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund, located in Harrisburg, has announced its intent to award a three-year pharmacy benefit contract to Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) beginning July 1, 2005. Medco will administer a comprehensive pharmacy benefit program to more than 285,000 state employees, annuitants, dependents and other benefit-eligible residents,... 
04/01/2005State of Ohio Awards Pharmacy Benefit Program to Medco; 2-Year Agreement Covers More Than 100,000 Lives
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The State of Ohio awarded a two-year pharmacy benefit contract to Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) beginning July 1, 2005. Medco will administer a comprehensive pharmacy benefit program to more than 100,000 state employees and their dependents, the company announced today. Medco was selected following a rigorous competitive-bidding and capabilities-review process. Prescription drug claims costs for the members served ... 
03/22/2005GlaxoSmithKline and Medco to Collaborate on Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit
Innovative Agreement to Provide Medicare Beneficiaries with Broad, Affordable Access to Market-Leading Medicines RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., and FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 22, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) and Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced an innovative collaboration designed to provide broad access to GSK's medicines through Medco's proposed CMS offering as a National Prescription Drug Provider (PDP). The collaborati... 
03/16/2005Medco and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Embark on Research and Education Alliance to Address Public Health and Pharmaceutical Safety and Quality
The Medco 'Institute at UMDNJ for Drug Safety, Policy and Epidemiology' to Help Craft Public Health Policy FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 16, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Two of the nation's leading healthcare entities today announced a far-reaching alliance to study major public health issues and their effects on prescription utilization and healthcare costs. The project will also explore policy changes that could improve drug safety and health in New Jersey and nationwide. ... 
03/02/2005Medco Announces Program to Recruit North Carolina Residents for Innovative Work-At-Home Program
As Many as 150 New Jobs to Administer State Employees' Pharmacy Benefit Program FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 2, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) announced today that it would aggressively expand the company's Work@Home initiative - ultimately creating 150 new jobs within the next 12 to 18 months in North Carolina. Medco said it is partnering with the State of North Carolina to focus recruitment efforts with an emphasis on providing opportun... 
03/01/2005Medco Debuts on FORTUNE's America's Most Admired Companies List
Medco Listed No. 1 Among PBMs and No. 4 in the Healthcare Sector FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 1, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), one of the nation's leading pharmacy benefit managers (PBM), made its inaugural appearance on the FORTUNE magazine's 2005 America's Most Admired Companies list leading the PBM industry and capturing the No. 4 position in the Healthcare sector. In total, more than 10,000 executives, directors and securities an... 
02/28/2005Medco.com Achieves One of the Highest Scores Ever for Customer Respect Among Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Web Sites
Customer Respect Group: 'Medco is a clear leader in online customer respect.' FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- It's more than just respectable. It's one of the best scores. Ever. Medco Health Solutions, Inc.'s (NYSE: MHS) industry leading Internet pharmacy Web site, http://www.medco.com, received an overall score of 8.6 out of a possible 10 in the First Quarter 2005 Online Customer Respect Study of the country's largest pharmaceutical and healthcare comp... 
02/23/2005Medco Announces Agreement to Acquire Specialty Pharmacy Services Leader Accredo Health in Transaction Valued at $2.2 Billion
- Strategic Acquisition Creates America's Leading Provider of Specialty Pharmacy Products and Services - - Transaction Expected to be Accretive to Medco Shareholders in 2006 - FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb 23, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Accredo Health, Incorporated (Nasdaq: ACDO) in a cash and stock transaction valued at the time of the announcement at $43.33 per share, o... 
02/15/2005Medco Commits to Nationwide, Leadership Position in Medicare Part D Prescription Program
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), in partnership with its health plan and employer clients, intends to take a leadership position in the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit program, the company announced today. In support of those clients, Medco expects to submit on Friday a notice of intent to apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to become a nationwide Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan spo... 
02/15/2005Medco Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2004 GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.48 and $1.75
-- Continued Momentum into 2005 -- Fourth Quarter Highlights - Diluted EPS, excluding $0.10 amortization of intangible assets, up 21% to $0.58 - Gross margin of 5.0% - EBITDA per adjusted script reaches $1.87 - Adjusted mail penetration reaches 39% 2004 Full Year Highlights - Diluted EPS, excluding $0.39 amortization of intangible assets, up 21% to $2.14 - $35.4 billion in net revenues - $1.2 billion in EBITDA - Record 88 million mail prescriptions - Over $21 billion in renewals FRANKLIN L... 
02/11/2005State of Illinois Announces Intent to Award Pharmacy Benefit Program to Medco; Five-Year Agreement Covers More Than 230,000 State Employees
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb 11, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services has announced its intent to award a five-year pharmacy benefit contract to Medco Health Solutions (NYSE: MHS) beginning July 1, 2005. Medco will administer a comprehensive pharmacy benefit program to more than 230,000 state employees, retirees, dependents and other benefit-eligible residents, the company announced today. Medco was selected during the ... 
02/09/2005Auto Makers Join Forces with Michigan Health Plans and Physicians to Launch Sweeping e-Prescribing Initiative
Southeast Michigan e-Prescribing Initiative to Enroll Thousands of Physicians across Michigan in the Fight to Reduce Medication Errors DETROIT, Feb 09, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The nation's three largest automakers, General Motors (NYSE: GM), Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and DaimlerChrysler Corp. (NYSE: DCX), and the International Union, UAW, have joined forces to launch a major quality initiative aimed at addressing medication errors and the subsequent effect on health car... 
02/09/2005Medco, Automakers and Michigan Health Plans Band Together to Create e-Prescribing Test Bed
Southeast Michigan e-Prescribing Initiative to Equip Thousands of Physicians with Technology Tools to Improve Safety and Reduce Costs FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb 09, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), in collaboration with the Big Three automakers and Michigan health plans, will coordinate one of the largest, employer-driven e-Prescribing initiatives to validate the impact of technology on improving patient safety and reducing prescription drug... 
02/01/2005Pediatric Antidepressant Use Shows Substantial Decline Over Past Year
Physician and Parent Awareness of Antidepressant Risks for Children Cuts Patient Numbers by More Than 10% in 2004 FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The number of children taking antidepressants has decreased considerably from 2003 to 2004 since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) re-evaluated and revised antidepressant warning labeling, according to data released today by Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS), one of the nation's l... 
01/28/2005Medco Elects Charles M. Lillis to Board of Directors
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced the election of Charles M. Lillis, Ph.D. to the company's board of directors. Lillis, 63, is co-founder and principal of LoneTree Partners, a private equity investing group that invests in the global communications and information industry. "Medco's future is predicated on leveraging technology to optimize cost and quality in our clients' pharmacy benefit programs. Chuck'... 
01/14/2005Medco's Las Vegas Pharmacy Ships Millions of Generics, Partners with AmeriCares to Assist in Tsunami Disaster Relief
LAS VEGAS, Jan 14, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman today joined employees at Medco Health Solutions Inc.'s (NYSE: MHS) Las Vegas Dispensing Pharmacy to load the first pallets of critically needed generic medicines in the global humanitarian relief effort for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that swept across Asia and the east coast of Africa. The donation from Medco's Las Vegas pharmacy is part of the company's commitment to ship about 13 millio... 
01/14/2005Medco's Columbus Pharmacy Takes Part in Tsunami Disaster Relief; Partners with AmeriCares to Provide Generic Medications
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan 14, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today shipped nearly 70,000 doses of critically needed generic medicines from its Columbus Pharmacy to assist in the global humanitarian relief effort for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that swept across Asia and the east coast of Africa. To ensure the medicines efficiently reach those in need, Medco is partnering with AmeriCares, a Stamford, Conn.-based nonprofit disaster r... 
01/14/2005Medco's Willingboro Pharmacy Ships Millions of Generics, Partners with AmeriCares to Assist in Tsunami Disaster Relief
WILLINGBORO, N.J., Jan 14, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions Inc., (NYSE: MHS) today shipped more than four million doses of critically needed generic medicines from its Willingboro Dispensing Pharmacy to assist in the global humanitarian relief effort for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that swept across Asia and the east coast of Africa. In total, Medco has committed to donate more than 13 million doses of therapy. To ensure the medicines efficien... 
01/06/2005Medco Donates 13 Million Doses of Generic Medicines, Partners with AmeriCares to Assist in Tsunami Disaster Relief
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions Inc., (NYSE: MHS) today announced the donation of a wide range of critically needed generic medicines -- more than 13 million doses of therapy -- to assist in the global humanitarian relief effort for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that swept across Asia and the east coast of Africa. To ensure the medicines efficiently reach those in need, Medco is partnering with AmeriCares, a Stamford, Conn.-based ... 
12/15/2004One of the Busiest Stores This Holiday Season Could Be Your Internet Pharmacy!
Medco Processes Record Number of Prescription Orders on the Monday after Thanksgiving FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Although the day after Thanksgiving is commonly viewed as the busiest day of the shopping season, in the world of pharmacy, peak volume hits on the Monday after Thanksgiving -- and this year was no exception. Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that its Internet pharmacy, http://www.medco.com,... 
11/30/2004Medco Captures Six eHealthcare Leadership Awards
Corporate Technology Leadership Recognized with Two CEO eHealthcare Commitment Awards FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- eHealthcare Strategy and Trends awarded Medco Health Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MHS) six eHealthcare Leadership Awards, including two that recognize Medco Chairman, President and CEO David B. Snow Jr. for his commitment to improving healthcare through technology and the Internet. "With drug costs representing the fastest-g... 
11/29/2004Medco Health Becomes First Pharmacy Benefit Manager to Win National Award For Reducing Medication Errors
Ernest A. Codman Award Cites Six Sigma Patient Safety Project FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has awarded Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) the prestigious Ernest A. Codman Award for re-engineering pharmacy processes to dramatically reduce medication dispensing errors and improve patient safety. Medco, the first pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company to ever win the Codman Awar... 
11/23/2004Medco Establishes Leadership Position in Medicare Prescription Discount Card Program
More than 800,000 Members Enrolled, Over 2 Million Prescriptions Filled FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) has established a leadership position among Medicare-approved prescription discount card sponsors, with more than 800,000 Medicare beneficiaries enrolled to save on their prescription medications using one of the various discount cards administered by Medco. Since the program began in June, these patients have recei... 
11/11/2004North Carolina Awards Pharmacy Benefit Program to Medco; Four-Year Agreement Covers 700,000 Members
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov 11, 2004 (PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX) -- The North Carolina State Health Plan has awarded Medco Health Solutions a four-year contract, beginning April 1, 2005, to administer a comprehensive pharmacy benefit program to nearly 700,000 state employees, retirees, dependents and other benefit-eligible residents, the company announced today. Medco was rated No. 1 following the state's rigorous competitive-bidding and capabilities-review process. Prescription drug co... 
11/08/2004Medco Health Solutions to Webcast Annual Analyst Day Conference
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer David B. Snow Jr., and other members of his senior management team, will present an overview of the company's business, strategy and financial results to analysts and institutional investors during its Analyst Day conference on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004. The presentations and accompanying slides will be available via live webcast. The event, ... 
10/28/2004Medco Reports Third Quarter Financial Results and Provides 2005 Guidance -- Momentum Builds for 2005 --
Diluted earnings per share increase 16.2 percent on a U.S. GAAP basis Mail penetration reaches 40.1 percent, up from 34.6 percent in 2003 Cash flows from operations approach $510 million year-to-date Awarded $1.2 billion in 2005 new sales to-date Double-digit net income growth seen for full year 2005 FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced net revenues for the third quarter of $8.7... 
10/26/2004New Data Suggests Seismic Shift: Use of Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs More Than Doubles Among Youngest Patients
Nearly $1 Out of Every $10 Spent on Drugs for Children Now Used for Specialty Medications SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- New data released today finds that medications with the biggest price tags are more commonly being used by the youngest patients. According to the data, released by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), the number of children ages 19 and younger taking specialty drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has increased 133... 
10/04/2004Chicago Responds to FDA Warning on Pediatric Antidepressants With Significant Reduction in Use
Illinois Begins Seeing Reduction in Second Quarter CHICAGO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The number of Chicago-area children taking antidepressants has decreased significantly since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued advisories and raised awareness about the risks and potential suicidal tendencies associated with the use of these medications, while Illinois as a whole is just beginning to see an impact, according to data released today by Medco Health Solutions, ... 
09/30/2004Medco: No Financial Impact Due to Vioxx(R) Withdrawal; Company Takes Immediate Measures to Protect Patients
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS) today released the following statement related to the withdrawal from the marketplace of Vioxx(R), one of the nation's most widely prescribed medicines for treating pain and arthritis. "Medco does not foresee any negative financial short-term or long-term impacts from the loss of product sales related to Vioxx(R). There are therapeutic alternatives that provide potential financial oppo... 
09/23/2004District Court Judge Dismisses Portion of Federal Lawsuit; Medco Plans to File Motion for Summary Judgment
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that a U.S. District Court judge in Philadelphia has dismissed one of the counts of a lawsuit brought against the company by the federal government. In his ruling, Judge Clarence C. Newcomer dismissed the government's count alleging active and constructive fraud. "Medco is gratified that the court has dismissed one count of the government's complaint and recognizes the ... 
09/21/2004FDA Warning on Pediatric Antidepressants Results in Significant Reduction in Use
'Studies show greater caution is needed when treating pediatric and teen depression ...' FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The number of children taking antidepressants has decreased swiftly and significantly since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued advisories and raised awareness about the risks and potential suicidal tendencies associated with the use of these medications, according to data released today by Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYS... 
09/14/2004Coast to Coast, Medco Has America's Medicines Covered
Medco's Automated Willingboro Pharmacy Fills 100 Millionth Prescription FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Little more than three years after dispensing its first prescription, Medco Health Solutions, Inc.'s (NYSE: MHS) automated Willingboro Dispensing Pharmacy, recognized as the world's largest and most advanced high-tech pharmacy, has dispensed 100 million prescriptions. If laid end-to-end, those prescription bottles would stretch more than 6,300 miles -- eno... 
09/09/2004Medco Ranked No. 1 Pharmacy Benefits Manager and Mail Order Pharmacy Service for Fourth Consecutive Year
2004 WilsonRx Pharmacy Benefit Satisfaction Report Rates Medco No. 1 in Customer Satisfaction for its Mail Order Pharmacy, Website Services and Patient Information Practices FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS) one of the nation's leading pharmacy benefit managers (PBM), today announced it earned the No. 1 rating as top pharmacy benefits manager in customer satisfaction for an unprecedented... 
08/30/2004Medco's Online Pharmacy Named Best Interactive Web Site for Seniors
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), one of the nation's leading pharmacy benefit managers (PBM), announced that its Internet pharmacy, http://www.medco.com, was named the best interactive site and best eCommerce site for persons over age 50 by the Spring 2004 World Wide Web Mature Media Awards. Medco.com was also awarded two Silver Awards in the "Healthcare Web site" and "Insurance Web site" categories. Medco.com was reco... 
08/27/2004Medco Receives Notice of Intent from South Carolina for State PBM Contract
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS) today said that it has received a notice of intent from the State of South Carolina to award its pharmacy benefit management services agreement to Medco. Under the agreement, Medco would continue managing for more than 350,000 employees, retirees and dependents covered under the state program, a full range of pharmacy services delivered through an extensive network of retail pharmacies ... 
07/27/2004Medco Health Solutions Announces Second Quarter Earnings
Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.46 for the quarter ($0.56 excluding $0.10 per share amortization of intangible assets) Net Revenues of $8.8 billion, a 5.1 percent increase over 2003 Net Income of $127.3 million, a 21.0 percent increase over 2003 EBITDA Per Adjusted Prescription of $1.89, a 28.6 percent increase over 2003 Gross Margin of 4.8 percent, up from 4.4 percent in 2003 FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health ... 
07/21/2004Medco Health Solutions Debuts on Fortune's `Global 500' List; Ranks No. 1 in Global Health Care Sector
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Weeks away from marking its first anniversary as a public company, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), one of the nation's leading pharmacy benefit managers, made its inaugural appearance on the 2004 Fortune Global 500 List of the World's Largest Corporations, based on corporate revenues reported in 2003 financial statements. Medco, which was spun off as an independent company last August and recorded 2003 revenues of $34... 
07/15/2004Medco Launches Nationwide `Pharmacy Benefit Education' Campaign
"More than $230 billion is expected to be spent on prescription medications in 2005 ... it's time to de-mystify the management of this healthcare cost." FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jul 15, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), caught in the swirl of an industry with an identity crisis, today launched the first national branding campaign in the company's history to educate health plan and business leaders about the true value that pharmacy benefit mana... 
06/30/2004New Study: Medco's Online Pharmacy Clicks with Customers
Online Pharmacy Now Processing 325,000 Prescriptions per Week; Ranks 5th Among Fortune 100 Companies in Customer Service and Respect FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc.'s (NYSE: MHS) Web site, http://www.medco.com, is among the best of the best in the opinion of those who matter the most -- customers. Medco.com, which processed 3.8 million prescriptions in the first three months of 2004, ranked 5th in online customer respec... 
06/23/2004Medco Health: Integrated Data System Identifies Preventable Medication Errors
Thousands of Hospitalizations Avoided, Millions in Healthcare Costs Saved FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jun 23, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Bridging the communication gap between major medical providers, prescription utilization data and medical claims information can help to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs, Timothy Wentworth, Group President for National Accounts, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), told investors today at Wachovia Securities' 14th Annual Na... 
06/17/2004Program Promoting Generic Drugs Through Education And Free Samples Shows Results
In 2003, Western Pennsylvania Physicians Order Nearly 50,000 Generic Drug Samples Through Generics First(R) Program PITTSBURGH, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The three-year Generics First program promoting the use of generic medications to help combat the rising cost of prescription drugs has produced impressive results. Since the program's inception more than 265,500 generic drug samples accounting for more than 1.8 million days of therapy have been distributed to Penns... 
05/19/2004Severe Conditions Drive Consumers to Brand Medications Over Generics, Survey Reveals
79 Percent Prefer Generics for Minor Conditions; 50 Percent Drop-off in Cases of Severe Illness ORLANDO, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As the severity of a medical condition increases, the likelihood that consumers will choose a generic medication dramatically decreases -- just one of several revealing consumer attitudes reflected in an independently conducted generic medication survey released today at the Medco Health Solutions, Inc. 2004 Drug Trend Sympos... 
05/18/2004'Specialty Drug' Spending Climbs 26 Percent in 2003; Driven by Arthritis, Cancer Therapies
Proportion of Overall Spending on Expensive Treatments Highest Among Children - ORLANDO, Fla., May 18, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Fueled by a biotech surge, spending on high-cost "specialty" medications for people with complex, chronic conditions -- ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to infertility -- grew 26.6 percent in 2003. This represents a growth rate that is approximately double the national average increase in drug spend (13.4 percent), according to new data r... 
05/18/2004Scully Keynotes on Medicare Reform at Medco Drug Symposium: `This is Going to Have a Much Bigger Impact on Your Lives Than a Lot of People Realize'
ORLANDO, Fla., May 18, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The former head of the government's Medicare program today called the recently enacted Medicare reform bill the first step in moving away from a "giant government price- fixing machine" that will provide significantly better coverage, improve access to care and lower costs for millions of senior citizens. "It's $400 billion. It's the biggest entitlement expansion since 1965. It's the right thing to do for seniors, and we... 
05/17/2004Medco Study Reveals Pediatric Spending Spike on Drugs to Treat Behavioral Problems
77 Percent four-year Spending Rise Linked to Increased Use and Medicine Costs ORLANDO, Fla., May 17, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Spending on drugs primarily used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) surged 369 percent for children under age 5 as the number of kids taking one or more prescription medicines to treat behavior-related conditions hit nearly 9 percent for those children taking as least one medication overall, according to new data released ... 
05/06/2004State of New Jersey Selects Medco's Medicare-Approved Prescription Discount Card for Elderly and Disabled Citizens
Contract Saves the State Nearly $90 Million in Prescription Drug Costs; Offers Prescription Coverage Relief for 81,000 Elderly, Disabled and Low-income Residents FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that the State of New Jersey selected its Medicare-approved Preferred Prescription Discount Card to help nearly 81,000 residents enrolled in the State's Pharmaceutical Assistance t... 
05/04/2004Roger W. Anderson Joins Medco as Chief Pharmacist
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 4, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced that Roger W. Anderson, nationally recognized as an innovator and expert on pharmacy practices, will join Medco as Senior Vice President and Chief Pharmacist, a newly created position, effective July 1. Anderson, who holds a doctorate in public health, most recently served as the vice president of Pharmacy for the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Cente... 
05/03/2004Enrollment Begins for Medco's Medicare-Approved Preferred Prescription Discount Card
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Enrollment in Medco's Medicare-approved Preferred Prescription Discount Card Program will soon be a phone call or a mouse click away, announced Medco Health Solutions (NYSE: MHS), one of the nation's leading pharmacy benefit managers. Medco is one of 36 Medicare-approved prescription discount card sponsors. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040503/PHM017 ) Beginning May 3, all Medicare beneficiaries, including ... 
04/27/2004Medco Health Solutions Announces First Quarter Earnings
Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.38 ($0.48 excluding $0.10 per share amortization of intangible assets) Net revenues of $8.9 billion, up 6.9 percent EBITDA per adjusted prescription of $1.76, up 24.8 percent Gross Margin reaches 4.7 percent, up from 4.2 percent FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced first quarter diluted earnings per share of $0.38 ($0.48 per share excluding $... 
04/26/2004Medco Resolves All Issues with 20 State Attorneys General; Reaches Separate Agreement with U.S. Justice Department
'This arrangement is consistent with our goal to position Medco as the most transparent company in our industry' FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced it has resolved all issues arising from a two-year inquiry by a 20-state task force of attorneys general. As the result of a separate negotiation, Medco also said it has reached a virtually identical agreement that resolves non-monetary issues related to t... 
04/21/2004Medco CEO to Shareholders: Scale, Innovation, Technology Are Keys to Industry Leadership and Business Opportunity; 'In 2004, Our Focus is on the Customer'
Board Directors Re-Elected; Auditors Appointed NEW YORK, Apr 21, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- With scale across both mail and retail pharmacy operations, re-organized and re-energized customer-facing groups, and profound and proprietary technology advantages, Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS) is well-positioned to lead the pharmacy benefit management industry on behalf of its customers, executives today told shareholders at the company's inaugural annual meeting since ... 
04/20/2004Increase in Fraudulent Healthcare Scams Puts Medicare Beneficiaries on Alert
Simple Tips Help Seniors and Others Avoid Becoming Victims FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Enrollment for Medicare prescription drug discount cards is just around the corner, and soon millions of Medicare beneficiaries will be sifting through tons of information from the 28 discount card sponsors that are approved by Medicare. Unfortunately, with so many cards and so much information, Medicare beneficiaries may find themselves unknowingly and unwillingly at... 
04/08/2004Medco Renews Pharmacy Agreement with Premera Blue Cross
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Apr 8, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS) has renewed for three years an agreement to provide pharmacy benefit management services to Premera Blue Cross, the companies announced today. Since 1996, Medco has been providing retail and mail order pharmacy services to Premera Blue Cross, which serves more than 1.2 million people in Washington state and Alaska. Terms were not disclosed. "We look forward to continui... 
04/06/2004Nine Organizations Decide to Offer Medco's Medicare-Approved Discount Card Program
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions (NYSE: MHS) today announced that nine of its clients have decided to co-brand Medco's Medicare-approved prescription discount card program. Medco is one of 28 Medicare-approved prescription discount card sponsors. As part of the co-branding partnerships, Bankers Fidelity Life (a subsidiary of Atlantic American Corporation (Nasdaq: AAME)), Health Alliance Plan, FirstCarolinaCare, Inc., Medical Mutu... 
03/29/2004Study Presented at Pharmacists Conference Establishes New Standard for Dispensing Accuracy
-- Automated Technology Dramatically Reduces Many Serious Errors Common to Retail Pharmacy -- Accuracy Rates 23 Times Better Than Retail Benchmark SEATTLE, March 29, 2004 - In a breakthrough that could have far-reaching implications in recalibrating the standard for pharmacy dispensing safety and quality, a study presented today at a national pharmacists conference reveals that a highly automated mail order pharmacy achieved dispensing accuracy rates 23 times better than thos... 
03/25/2004Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Selects Medco for Medicare Discount Drug Card Program
Pharmacy Benefit Manager to Offer Medicare-Approved Discount Drug Cards to Cut Drug Costs, Enhance Patient Safety FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an important first step to offering Medicare beneficiaries affordable prescription drug coverage, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that Medco Health Solutions (NYSE: MHS) has been selected as one of the Medicare-approved sponsors to offer prescription drug discount cards to t... 
03/22/2004Medco Health Solutions Makes `Top 50' Debut on Fortune 500 List
Medco Listed No. 41 Overall; Leads Healthcare Sector FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions (NYSE: MHS), one of the nation's leading pharmacy benefit managers, made its inaugural appearance on the 2004 Fortune 500 List of America's largest companies at No. 41 overall, and debuted as the No. 1 company ranked in the Fortune 500 Healthcare sector. Medco Health, which was spun off as an independent company last August, recorded 2003 revenue... 
03/15/2004Quest Diagnostics and Medco Health Solutions Launch Initiative to Increase Use of ePrescribing
Agreement Provides Physicians with Access to ePrescribing Technology FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and TETERBORO, N.J., Mar 15, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions (NYSE: MHS), one of the nation's leading providers of pharmacy benefit management services, and Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the nation's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced a new initiative to provide physicians with online access to pharmacy benefi... 
03/03/2004Medco Health Processes a Record 13.8 Million Online Prescriptions, Representing Nearly $2 Billion in Drug Spend
Medco Health's Online Pharmacy Continues Its Unprecedented Growth, Receives Industry-Wide Recognition FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Mar 3, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) announced today that 13.8 million prescriptions were ordered through its online pharmacy, medcohealth.com, during 2003, representing a nearly 27 percent increase over 2002. Medcohealth.com continues to dominate the online pharmacy space. Total dollar volume of the 13.8 milli... 
03/01/2004Medco Health Solutions' Specialty Pharmacy Center of Excellence Receives Perfect Score, Full Accreditation from Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Only 5 Percent of Home Care Organizations Surveyed by the Joint Commission Have Received a Score of 100 ORLANDO, Fla., March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "A perfect score in specialty pharmacy excellence - it doesn't get any better than that," said Tim Wentworth, group president national accounts, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) at the Raymond James and Associates 25th Annual Institutional Investors Conference today. In its first application f... 
03/01/2004UPDATED -- Medco Health Solutions' Specialty Pharmacy Capabilities Accredited Within JCAHO Operations Review
Only 5 Percent of Home Care Organizations Surveyed by the Joint Commission Have Received a Score of 100 ORLANDO, Fla., March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "A perfect score across all our pharmacy operations, including the capabilities of our specialty pharmacy - it doesn't get any better than that," said Tim Wentworth, group president national accounts, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), who presented at the Raymond James and Associates 25th Annual Inst... 
02/17/2004Medco Health Solutions Issues Client Update
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today was notified that the BlueCross BlueShield Association (BCBSA) would transition its pharmacy benefit management mail service program for the Federal Employees Program to an alternate provider beginning Jan. 1, 2005. "Medco Health was acknowledged last year in a report by the U.S. General Accounting Office with helping to provide significant savings, choice and access to millions of... 
02/11/2004Medco Health Solutions Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings
Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.43 ($0.48 excluding $0.05 per share amortization of intangible assets), up 8 percent Net revenues of $9.00 billion, up 5 percent EBITDA per adjusted prescription of $1.65, up 14 percent FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced fourth quarter diluted earnings per share of $0.43 ($0.48 per share excluding $0.05 per share in amortization of intangible ass... 
02/10/2004Medco Health Solutions and Accredo Health Announce Strategic Alliance for Specialty Pharmacy Care and Management
Accredo to Become Preferred Specialty Pharmacy Provider for Select Group of Complex, High Cost Drug Therapies FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), the nation's leading pharmacy benefits manager and Accredo Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACDO) the nation's leading provider of "niche" specialty bio-pharmaceuticals and services today announced a 10-year strategic alliance to provide enhanced specialty pharmacy offerings de... 
01/30/2004Medco Health Will Apply Vast Experience, Superior Pharmacy Management Capabilities to the Medicare Discount Drug Card
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced it submitted a proposal to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer a nationwide, Medicare-endorsed discount drug card program. Medco Health is also partnering with key health plan clients to participate in their proposed offerings. "Millions of Americans who should be taking medicines today can't, because of the cost. And it's a health risk we can't... 
01/28/2004Medco Health CEO: Specialty Rx Business Poised for Strong Growth in 2004
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) CEO David Snow told investors at a major conference today that the company's specialty pharmacy operation -- serving patients who require expensive medications for complex disorders -- is poised for a positive growth rate in 2004 with new leadership, a rapidly increasing client base, strategic partnerships, and preferred provider contracts with major specialty drug manufacturers. "Our sp... 
01/12/2004Medco Health Solutions and UnitedHealthcare Renew Strategic Relationship
- Multi-year agreement beginning Jan. 1, 2004 - Represents more than $7 billion in projected annual net revenues for Medco Health in 2004 FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS) the nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), today announced a multi-year agreement to provide administrative support services for the pharmaceutical benefit management enterprises of UnitedHealthcare and certain other bus... 
01/08/2004Commonwealth of Virginia Selects Medco Health to Manage Prescription Drug Benefits
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions (NYSE: MHS) today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia (COVA) has awarded the company a contract to manage prescription drug benefits for more than 90,000 Commonwealth employees, 28,000 local government employees, plus their dependents, for a period of up to five years. "We are committed to exceeding the Commonwealth's high expectations for diligence and discipline in managing drug costs, while at th...