2009 Press Releases

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12/17/2009Express Scripts Study Finds No Association Between Anti-Epileptic Drug Switches and Increased Seizure Activity
ST. LOUIS, Dec 17, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX), one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America, announced today results of a study that examined the association of seizure risk among epilepsy patients after switching between A-rated anti-epileptic drug formulations. The study found no evidence that switching between A-rated anti-epileptic drugs, including brand to generic substitution, was associated with increased eme... 
12/03/2009Express Scripts Is the First Company to Achieve URAC Accreditation for Workers' Compensation and Property and Casualty Pharmacy Benefit Management Program
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced it has earned URAC accreditation for Workers' Compensation Pharmacy Benefit Management under URAC's Pharmacy Quality Management program. Express Scripts is the first organization to have earned this URAC accreditation. "As a leader in the pharmacy benefit management industry with a focus on quality of healthcare and drug safety, Express Scripts is proud to be the first to achieve URAC accreditation for Wo... 
12/01/2009Express Scripts Completes Acquisition of WellPoint's NextRx Subsidiaries
Long-term strategic alliance presents transformative opportunity to advance healthcare in America Click here for PDF version ST. LOUIS and INDIANAPOLIS, December 1, 2009 – Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX), and WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP), announced today the closing of Express Scripts’ acquisition of WellPoint’s NextRx subsidiaries. The transaction includes a 10-year agreement under which Express Scripts, one of the largest pharmacy benefits management companies in North Americ... 
11/12/2009Express Scripts to Build High Volume Filler Pharmacy in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX), one of the largest pharmacy benefits management companies in North America, announced today that its new high volume filler (HVF) pharmacy will be built in St. Louis. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080827/EXPRESSSCRIPTSLOGO) "This expansion of our operations aligns with Express Scripts' strategy to optimize service and cost savings for our clients and patients," said George Paz... 
11/06/2009Express Scripts to Present at Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced that it will present at the Credit Suisse 18th Annual Healthcare Conference on November 12, 2009 at 7:30 a.m. MST (9:30 a.m. EST) at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. This 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 ... 
11/03/2009Express Scripts and Greatwater Software Announce Partnership to Provide New Service in Physician Offices
Service to support medication adherence and provide Express Scripts members with cost- and time-saving options ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX), a provider of integrated pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services, and Greatwater Software, Inc., a provider of patient self-service solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced a program that will enable patients to review options for reducing prescription costs when checking in for... 
10/28/2009Express Scripts Reports Strong Third Quarter Earnings
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced third quarter net income from continuing operations of $196.9 million, or $0.71 per diluted share. Excluding non-recurring items in the quarter, including a legal settlement and items related to the previously announced acquisition of WellPoint's pharmacy benefit management business ("NextRx"), earnings was $0.81 per diluted share. These earnings for the quarter include $0.18 per share of dilution relat... 
10/28/2009Key Influencers Convene in Chicago to Advance Behavioral Economics in Healthcare and Improve Health Outcomes and Lower Costs
Chicagoans Spend the Third-Highest on Healthcare in the United States CHICAGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX) Center for Cost-Effective Consumerism, the American Benefits Council and Hewitt Associates along with other leading health and policy organizations are continuing the momentum of the ignite09 symposium, a groundbreaking series of symposiums on the convergence of behavioral economics and healthcare, by bringing the conversation to Chicago. This invit... 
10/07/2009Key Influencers Convene in San Francisco to Advance Behavioral Economics and Healthcare
Thought Leaders Unite to Improve Health Outcomes and Lower Costs as California Grapples with State Budget Cuts in Healthcare SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX) Center for Cost-Effective Consumerism, the American Benefits Council and Hewitt Associates along with other leading health and policy organizations are bringing the ignite09 symposium, a groundbreaking series of symposiums on the convergence of behavioral economics and healthcare, to San Fra... 
10/01/2009Express Scripts Announces Third Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 1 /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 Wednesday, October 28, 2009 after the market closes and will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss third quarter results on Thursday, October 29, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time). This call is being webcast and can be accessed at Expres... 
09/01/2009Express Scripts to Present at Investor Conferences
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced that it will present at the following investor conferences in September: Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2009 on September 9, 2009 at 2:40 pm eastern at The Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA. Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on September 15, 2009 at 1 pm eastern at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York, NY. These presentations will also be broadcast via the Internet and can... 
07/29/2009Express Scripts Reports Strong Second Quarter Earnings
--2009 Earnings Guidance IncreasedST. LOUIS, July 29, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced second quarter net income from continuing operations of $192.0 million, or $0.74 per diluted share. Excluding non-recurring items in the quarter, primarily related to the previously announced acquisition of WellPoint's pharmacy benefit management business ("NextRx"), earnings per diluted share was $0.88, up 16% from $0.76 for the same period last year. T... 
07/06/2009Express Scripts Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call
ST. LOUIS, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 29, 2009 after the market closes and will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss second quarter results on Thursday, July 30, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time). This call is being webcast and can be accessed at Expre... 
06/05/2009Express Scripts to Present at William Blair Growth Stock Conference
ST. LOUIS, June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced that it will present at the William Blair Growth Stock Conference on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. CT at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. This 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 listen to the Webcasts ... 
06/05/2009Express Scripts Announces Pricing of Acquisition Financing Transactions
ST. LOUIS, June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced today that it has successfully priced its public offerings of common stock and senior notes. The offerings were made pursuant to the Company's registration statement and prospectuses filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The Company announced that it has agreed to sell 23 million shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $61 per share. The Company has al... 
06/04/2009Express Scripts Launches Senior Notes Offering to Finance Acquisition
ST. LOUIS, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced that it is commencing a public offering of senior notes of a benchmark size pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering of senior notes, along with the net proceeds from its previously announced public offering of 23,000,000 shares of its common stock (or 26,450,000... 
06/04/2009ConnectYourCare Cited as a CDHP Platform Leader by Independent Research Firm
Leaders have a “proven ability to serve multiple stakeholders well and to deliver a subscriber experience that stands out from the rest.” (Hunt Valley, MD) June 4, 2009 – ConnectYourCare was among the select companies that Forrester Research invited to participate in its May 29, 2009, Forrester Wave report, The Forrester WaveTM: CDHP Platforms, Q2 2009. ConnectYourCare was among those that received top scores in consumer access to funds, integration with payers and financial institutions, and... 
06/02/2009Express Scripts Launches Equity Offering to Finance Acquisition
ST. LOUIS, June 2, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced that it is commencing a public offering of 23,000,000 shares of its common stock pursuant to an automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The Company will grant the underwriters an option for 30 days to purchase up to 3,450,000 additional shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. The Company estimate... 
05/28/2009Express Scripts Announces Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Acquisition of WellPoint's NextRx Subsidiaries
Deal Passes Regulatory Hurdle ST. LOUIS, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX), announced that the waiting period required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act in connection with its premerger notification filing relating to its previously announced proposed acquisition of WellPoint, Inc.'s (NYSE: WLP) NextRx subsidiaries expired at 11:59 p.m. on May 27, 2009. This represents a significant step forward towards completion of the transaction. The tr... 
05/27/2009Key Stakeholders Convene Capitol Hill Symposium To Advance Convergence of Behavioral Economics and Healthcare
Innovative Thought Leaders Launch ignite09 to Improve Health Outcomes and Lower Costs WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Express Scripts Center for Cost-Effective Consumerism, the American Benefits Council and Hewitt Associates along with other leading health and policy organizations are bringing together leaders in innovation from across the country at ignite09, a groundbreaking symposium on the convergence of behavioral economics and healthcare. This exclusive event is being h... 
05/13/2009Express Scripts to Present at Deutsche Bank Health Care Conference
ST. LOUIS, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced that it will present at the Deutsche Bank 34th Annual Health Care Conference on May 19, 2009 at 10:10 a.m. EDT at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston. This 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 listen to the Webc... 
05/08/2009Express Scripts to Present at the Bank of America and Merrill Lynch 2009 Health Care Conference
ST. LOUIS, May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced that it will present at the Bank of America and Merrill Lynch 2009 Healthcare Conference on May 13, 2009. The presentation will begin at 8:00 a.m. EDT at the Palace Hotel in New York City. This 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 Pl... 
04/29/2009Express Scripts Reports First Quarter EPS of $0.86, up 23%
Raises 2009 EPS Guidance ST. LOUIS, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced first quarter net income from continuing operations of $214.7 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, which reflects 23% growth over $0.70 for the first quarter of 2008. The Company reported first quarter cash flow from continuing operations of $286.4 million, up 15% from $248.3 million last year. "It has been a strong start to 2009 for Express Scripts. Our diff... 
04/20/2009Express Scripts Pharmacy Cost Trends Lowest in Over a Decade
$42 Billion Savings Opportunity Still Remains for Nation ST. LOUIS, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In the midst of the financial crisis and skyrocketing healthcare costs, greater use of generic drugs and lower-cost brand drugs led to a record-low spending trend for 2008 according to data from Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX), one of the nation's largest pharmacy benefit managers. Overall pharmacy cost trend for Express Scripts clients was 3.0 percent for 2008, down 2.5 percentag... 
04/14/2009Express Scripts Announces First Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call
ST. LOUIS, Apr 14, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 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 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 after the market closes and will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss first quarter results on Thursday, April 30, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time). This call is being webcast and... 
04/13/2009Express Scripts Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire WellPoint NextRx Subsidiaries for $4.675 Billion
Alliance Provides Game-Changing Capabilities to Tackle the Nation's Priorities to Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Waste ST. LOUIS and INDIANAPOLIS, April 13 - Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX), and WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP), announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Express Scripts, one of the largest pharmacy benefits management (PBM) companies in North America, will acquire WellPoint's NextRx subsidiaries for $4.675 billion, which includes considerati... 
03/18/2009Lowe's Leads First Wave of Companies Partnering With Express Scripts to Apply Behavioral Economics to Healthcare
Innovative Model Drives Millions of Dollars in Savings for Employers and Patients ST. LOUIS, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lowe's, the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world, is among more than two dozen companies on track to save millions in 2009 through a pilot program with pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX). One of the first marketplace innovations to apply behavioral economics principles to enhance health care, the Select Home Delivery... 
03/03/2009Express Scripts to Present At Barclays Global Healthcare Conference
ST. LOUIS, March 3, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) announced that it will present at the Barclays Capital Global Healthcare Conference on March 11, 2009 at 3:15 p.m. EDT at the Lowes 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 the Express Scripts web site at http://www.express-scripts.com. RealPlayer or Windows Media Player is needed to listen to the Webc... 
02/25/2009Express Scripts Reports Full Year EPS of $3.10, Up 30%
Fourth Quarter EPS of $0.83, Up 20% ST. LOUIS, Feb. 25, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) announced fourth quarter and full year net income from continuing operations of $206.4 million and $779.6 million, or $0.83 and $3.10 per diluted share, respectively. These results include $11.3 million ($7.3 million after tax) for charges related to a previously disclosed security incident. Fourth quarter and full year EPS grew 20% and 30%, respectively, over adjusted 2007 resul... 
02/03/2009Express Scripts Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 Wednesday, February 25, 2009 after the market closes and will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss fourth quarter results on Thursday, February 26, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time). This call is being webcast and can be accessed ... 
01/15/2009Express Scripts Elects Frank Mergenthaler to Board of Directors
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 15, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Express Scripts, Inc., (Nasdaq:ESRX) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Frank Mergenthaler as a director and member of the Board. Mr. Mergenthaler is executive vice president and chief financial officer for the Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG), one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies with in excess of 40 thousand employees around the world. At IPG, Mr. Mergenthaler has res... 
01/05/2009Express Scripts to Present At the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 5, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESRX) announced that it will present at the 27th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 12, 2009 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 l... 
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