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12/17/2008Behavioral Economics Emerge in Express Scripts Study On Medication Compliance
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 17, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new study from pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts (Nasdaq:ESRX) published in the current issue of American Journal of Managed Care suggests that financial incentives are not enough to encourage greater compliance with chronic medication. Researchers found that decreasing copayments resulted in only a modest 2.5 percentage point increase in patients' compliance with their medication. The study focused on examining the effect on medication ... 
12/02/2008Amid Economic Crisis, Express Scripts Offers Easy and Affordable Way for Lower-Income Consumers to Get Six-Month Supply of Prescription Medicines
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- While many Americans are struggling to cope amid growing economic challenges including rising costs of basic necessities, unemployment and home foreclosures, Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX) has expanded Rx Outreach to help lower-income consumers get their prescription medicines. Lower-income consumers can now receive a six-month supply of their prescription medicines for $20 through Rx Outreach, a low-cost, mail-order prescription drug ... 
11/11/2008Express Scripts Reports New Threats Tied to Data Security Breach
Company Announces $1 Million Reward Company Hires Kroll to Offer Data Security Consultation, Investigation and Restoration to Its Members ST. LOUIS, Nov. 11, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Express Scripts (Nasdaq:ESRX), one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America, announced today that a small number of its clients have received letters threatening to expose the personal information of its members. The threats are believ... 
11/06/2008Express Scripts Warns of Potential Large Data Breach Tied to Threat
ST. LOUIS, Nov 6, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Express Scripts (Nasdaq:ESRX), one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America, today announced that it has received a letter from an unknown person or persons trying to extort money from the company by threatening to expose millions of the company's patients' records. The letter included personal information of 75 members, including their names, dates of birth, social security numbers, and in some cases... 
11/03/2008Tweens and Teens Double Use of Diabetes Drugs
Study: More Children Taking Medications for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Asthma, ADD/ADHD, Depression and Diabetes ST. LOUIS, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- America's tweens and teens more than doubled their use of type 2 diabetes medications between 2002 and 2005, with girls between 10 and 14 years of age showing a 166 percent increase. One likely cause: Obesity, which is closely associated with type 2 diabetes. The finding is included in a study of chro... 
11/03/2008Express Scripts to Present At Credit Suisse Health Care Conference
ST. LOUIS, Nov 3, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) announced that it will present at the Credit Suisse Phoenix Health Care Conference on November 13, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. mountain (11:00 a.m. eastern) at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ. The presentation will also be broadcast via the Internet and can be accessed on the investor relations section of Express Scripts web site at http://www.express-scripts.com RealPlayer or Windows Media Player is... 
10/30/2008Express Scripts Reports a 33 Percent Increase in Third Quarter Earnings Per Share
Company Raises 2008 Earnings Per Share Guidance Provides 2009 Earnings Per Share Guidance ST. LOUIS, Oct. 30, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) announced third quarter net income from continuing operations of $203.0 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, representing a 33% increase over $0.61 on an adjusted basis for the same quarter last year. The Company reported year to date cash flow from continuing operations of $727.1 m... 
10/15/2008Express Scripts Announces Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX), one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America, announced today its intention to release its third quarter earnings on Thursday, October 30, 2008 after the market closes and will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss third quarter results on Friday, October 31, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Central Time). This call is being webcast and can be accessed at Ex... 
09/18/2008New Studies Find Home Delivery Pharmacy Customers More Likely to Take Their Medicine and Choose Money-Saving Generic Drugs, According to Express Scripts
Home Delivery a Gateway for Better Health and Value Billions in Savings at StakeST. LOUIS, Sept 18, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Consumers are more likely to take their medications as directed and choose a money-saving generic drug when using a home delivery pharmacy instead of a retail pharmacy, according to results of two new studies from pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX). In one study, compliance, or taking a medication as prescribed by y... 
09/03/2008Express Scripts to Present At Bank of America Conference
ST. LOUIS, Sep 3, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) announced that it will present at the Bank of America 38th Annual Investment Conference on September 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. pacific (5:00 p.m. eastern) at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, CA. The presentation will also be broadcast via the Internet and can be accessed on the investor relations section of Express Scripts web site at http://www.express-scripts.com. RealPlayer or Windows Media ... 
07/30/2008Express Scripts Reports a 33 Percent Increase in Second Quarter Earnings Per Share
Company Raises 2008 Earnings Per Share and Cash Flow Guidance Announces Increase in Share Repurchase Authorization ST. LOUIS, July 30, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) announced second quarter net income from continuing operations of $191.9 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, representing a 33% increase over $0.57 on an adjusted basis for the same quarter last year. The Company reported second quarter cash flow from continuing operatio... 
07/29/2008Express Scripts Settles New York Lawsuit
ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) announced today that it has settled a lawsuit by the State of New York relating to contracts that it and CIGNA had to provide pharmacy benefit management services for the New York State employee health plan, called the Empire Plan. The plan serves New York state and local government employees, retirees and their dependents. In the settlement, Express Scripts does not admit any of the assertions made by the Stat... 
07/22/2008Express Scripts Completes Acquisition of Medical Services Company's Pharmacy Services Division
Transaction Offers Expanded PBM Services to Workers' Compensation ClientsST. LOUIS, Jul 22, 2008 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Express Scripts announced today the closing of its acquisition of the workers' compensation pharmacy benefit management (PBM) business of privately held Medical Services Company (MSC) from Monitor Clipper Partners, a private equity investment firm. Express Scripts is one of the nation's leading managers of pharmacy benefits for employers, governments, unions... 
07/21/2008Generics Slow Growth in Workers' Compensation Drug Spending in 2007
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 21, 2008--Growth in spending by workers' compensation plans on prescription drugs slowed to a 6.0% increase over 2006, according to the annual Express Scripts Workers' Compensation Drug Trend Report. The increase in 2006 over 2005 was 11.4%. Contributing significantly to the 2007 spending slow-down was a record-setting, fourth quarter generic utilization rate of 68.9% by workers' compensation plans. "We slowed the upward trend in prescription drug ... 
07/09/2008Express Scripts Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 9, 2008--Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America, announced today its intention to release its second quarter earnings on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 after the market closes and will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss second quarter results on Thursday, July 31, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time). This call is being webcast and can be accessed at Express... 
06/27/2008Express Scripts Awarded TRICARE Pharmacy Program Contract
ST. LOUIS, June 27, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has selected Express Scripts as the contractor for the DoD's TRICARE Pharmacy Program serving 9.1 million DoD beneficiaries. It is a great honor to continue serving our men and women in uniform, along with their dependents and military retirees -- to work on their behalf making the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable. We look forward to continuing to meet beneficiaries' needs with outstanding s... 
06/13/2008Express Scripts Agrees to Acquire Medical Services Company's Pharmacy Services Division
Expands PBM Services to Workers' Compensation Pharmacy Clients ST. LOUIS, June 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire the workers' compensation pharmacy benefit management (PBM) business of Medical Services Company (MSC) from Monitor Clipper Partners, a private equity investment firm, for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is expected to close at the expiration of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period, and ... 
06/10/2008Express Scripts Announces Sale of Infusion Pharmacy Business
ST. LOUIS, Jun 10, 2008 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Infusion Pharmacy business to Option Care, Enterprises, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walgreen Co. (NYSE:WAG) (Nasdaq:WAG) for an undisclosed amount. "We previously announced that the infusion business was not a strategic fit with our core PBM and specialty pharmacy operations," stated George Paz, president, chief executive of... 
06/02/2008Express Scripts to Present At Investor Conferences
ST. LOUIS, June 2, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) announced that it will present at the following conferences in June 2008: Goldman Sachs 29th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on June 11, 2008 at 1:20 p.m. pacific (4:20 p.m. eastern) at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Nigel, CA. William Blair 28th Annual Growth Stock Conference on June 19, 2008 at 7:30 a.m. central (8:30 a.m. eastern) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, IL. These presentations w... 
05/27/2008Express Scripts in Voluntary Agreement with State Attorneys General
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 2008--Express Scripts, Inc., announced today that the Company and the Attorneys General of 28 states and the District of Columbia entered into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance and Discontinuance (AVC). The agreement resolves an investigation initiated in 2004 and which did not result in litigation by the Attorneys General against the Company. The AVC precludes future litigation against the Company by the Attorneys General under state consume... 
04/29/2008Express Scripts Reports a 35 Percent Increase in First Quarter Earnings Per Share
2008 Earnings Per Share and Cash Flow Guidance Increased ST. LOUIS, April 29, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) announced first quarter net income from continuing operations of $178.3 million, or $0.70 per diluted share representing a 35% increase over $0.52 on an adjusted basis for the same quarter last year. The Company reported record first quarter cash flow from continuing operations of $248.3 million compared to $158.9 million for the same period last year. ... 
04/28/2008Express Scripts to Present At Investor Conferences
ST. LOUIS, April 28, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) announced that it will present at the following conferences: Deutsche Bank 33rd Annual Health Care Conference on May 7, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. eastern at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston, MA. Bank of America 2008 Healthcare Conference on May 14, 2008 at 1:20 p.m. pacific (4:20 p.m. eastern) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Citigroup Healthcare Conference on May 22, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. easte... 
04/16/2008CORRECTING and REPLACING Consumers' Average Prescription Drug Copay Drops as Generic Drug Use Grows
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 16, 2008--In BW6584 issued April 15, 2008: Third graph, first sentence of release should read: We process more than one million prescriptions every day and 63.7% are now for a generic drug versus 42% in 2002 (sted We process more than one million prescriptions every day and 67.3% are now for a generic drug versus 42% in 2002). The corrected release reads: CONSUMERS' AVERAGE PRESCRIPTION DRUG COPAY DROPS AS GENERIC DRUG USE GROWS La... 
04/15/2008Express Scripts Announces Major Consumer Health Initiative Inspired by $600 Million Savings as Consumers Drive Generic Statin Use to 53%; Nation's Leading Experts Join in Launching ''Center for Cost-Effective Consumerism''
ST. LOUIS, Apr 15, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Express Scripts today announced a major initiative to advance consumer communications in health care, inspired by $600 million in savings, a six-fold increase for generics in a single drug category and new research results. "We know that innovative communications and an advanced understanding of the consumer were critical in helping us save plan sponsors and consumers over half a billion dollars in the anti-cholesterol category alone," said Georg... 
04/09/2008Express Scripts Announces First Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 9, 2008--Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX), one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America, announced today its intention to release its first quarter earnings on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 after the market closes and will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss first quarter results on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time). This call is being webcast and can be accessed at Expr... 
04/08/2008Express Scripts Named Winner in URAC's Best Practices in Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 8, 2008--URAC, an independent health accreditation and education organization, has selected Express Scripts as one of three pharmacy benefit managers honored in the first-ever nationwide competition recognizing health management programs that empower and protect consumers. Express Scripts was recognized for "Express Scripts Generics Today," a consumer campaign designed to advance the opportunity for patients and plan sponsors to save millions of d... 
03/11/2008Express Scripts to Present At Lehman Brothers Global Healthcare Conference
ST. LOUIS, March 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) announced that it will present at the Eleventh Annual Lehman Brothers Global Healthcare Conference on March 18, 2008 at 10:45 a.m. EDT at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, Florida. This presentation will also be broadcast via the Internet and can be accessed on the investor relations section of Express Scripts website at http://www.express-scripts.com. RealPlayer or Windows Media Player is needed to listen... 
03/03/2008Express Scripts Names Jeffrey L. Hall Chief Financial Officer
ST. LOUIS, March 3, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) today announced that Jeffrey L. Hall will join the Company on April 1, 2008, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He will succeed Edward J. Stiften who had previously announced his retirement. Mr. Hall comes to Express Scripts from KLA-Tencor, where he has been Chief Financial Officer since January 2006. KLA-Tencor (Nasdaq:KLAC) is a leading supplier of process control and yield management... 
02/29/2008Generic Drugs Slow Rise in Prescription Drug Costs, Saving $5.2 Billion in 2007
ST. LOUIS, Feb 29, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Greater use of generic drugs dramatically slowed the growth in prescription drug costs during 2007, saving an estimated $5.2 billion for commercially insured Americans and benefit plan sponsors. During 2007, the average cost of a prescription increased by only $1.09 to $54.34, up from $53.25 in 2006, according to pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts. Otherwise, without the "generic effect," the cost per prescription would have increased $3.58 ... 
02/21/2008Express Scripts Reports a 42 Percent Increase in Full-Year 2007 Adjusted Earnings Per Share
Fourth Quarter Adjusted Earnings Per Share Up 33 Percent 2008 Earnings Per Share Guidance Increased ST. LOUIS, Feb. 21, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) announced fourth quarter net income of $138.5 million, or $0.54 per diluted share. Excluding non recurring items in both years, earnings per diluted share was a record $0.68, a 33 percent increase over $0.51 per diluted share last year. All per share amounts have been adjusted to reflect the Co... 
02/13/2008More Americans Are Using More Prescription Drugs
New State-by-State Data Correlates Increase with Rising State Obesity Rates ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 2008--More U.S. adults are taking prescription drugs than ever before, fueling $12 billion in additional spending during 2006 alone. The number of people with at least one prescription increased from 67% to 74% between 2000 and 2006, according to a new Geographic Variation in Prescription Utilization study by pharmacy benefit manager Express... 
02/11/2008Express Scripts, Inc. Fourth Quarter 2007 Earnings Conference Call
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 11, 2008--Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX), one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America, announced today its intention to release its fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, February 21, 2008 after the market closes and will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss fourth quarter results on Friday, February, 22, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time). This call is being webcast and can be accessed at... 
01/03/2008Consumers Using a Home Delivery Pharmacy More Likely to Choose Lower-Cost Therapies
-- Study Suggests Education, Outreach and Assistance as Crucial Drivers of Change --ST. LOUIS, Jan 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Consumers using home delivery for their prescriptions were more likely to choose a lower-cost preferred therapy after a formulary change, than those using a retail pharmacy, according to a study appearing in the December 2007 issue of the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. The study by pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts evaluated consumer behavior after the company re... 
01/02/2008Express Scripts to Present At the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 2, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) announced that it will present at the 26th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 7, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. PST (2:30 p.m. EST) at The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, California. The presentation will also be broadcast via the Internet and can be accessed on the investor relations section of Express Scripts web site at http://www.express-scripts.com. RealPlayer or Windows Media Player is needed to li... 
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