Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy Receives License from Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Express Scripts Canada, one of the largest providers of health benefits management services in Canada, today announced that the application for a license to operate a pharmacy in the Province of Manitoba by Express Scripts Pharmacy Central Ltd. has been granted by the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association.

The license is effective immediately.

The pharmacy, which is located in Winnipeg, is now open to serve plan members in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. It is an integral component of Express Scripts Canada's expanded pharmacy benefit management (PBM) service, which includes home delivery of maintenance prescription medications from an Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy. The PBM service is designed to enable plan sponsors to more effectively and efficiently manage prescription drug benefits provided to plan members.

Express Scripts Canada's expanded PBM service, which can be added by companies and organizations without changing insurance carriers, applies behavioral sciences to health-care decision-making to more effectively help manage benefit costs and improve health outcomes. Plan members, with the support of their physicians, as appropriate, will interact with a team of qualified pharmacists at Express Scripts Canada to learn about their maintenance medication alternatives so that they can make more informed choices. The result will be decisions that promote improved health outcomes, while often reducing costs for both the member and the member's plan sponsor.

Working in conjunction with the expanded PBM service, this new Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy in Manitoba will facilitate the dispensing and delivery of prescription drugs to treat ongoing medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The prescription is subsequently delivered, via free standard shipping, to patients' homes or to the address they designate.

A skilled team of pharmacists and pharmacy assistants verify the clinical quality of those prescriptions filled. Patients of the new Manitoba pharmacy, which is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, will have access to pharmacists to answer questions about their medications.

For more information about Express Scripts Canada's pharmacy benefit management service and home delivery pharmacy, go to

About Express Scripts Canada
Express Scripts Canada, a registered business name of both ESI Canada and Express Scripts Canada Services, each an Ontario partnership, is indirectly owned by Express Scripts, Inc., and is one of Canada's leading providers of health benefits management services. From its corporate headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, just outside Toronto, Express Scripts Canada provides a full range of integrated pharmacy benefit management services to insurers, third-party administrators, plan sponsors and the public sector, including health-claims adjudication and processing services, Home Delivery Pharmacy Services, benefit-design consultation, drug-utilization review, formulary management, and medical and drug-data analysis services, to better facilitate the best possible health outcomes at the lowest possible cost. For more information about Express Scripts Canada, visit its Web site at

About Express Scripts
Express Scripts manages more than a billion prescriptions each year for tens of millions of people. On behalf of our clients — employers, health plans, unions and government health programs — we make the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable. We innovate to enhance patient care, reduce pharmacy-related waste and increase therapy adherence. Building on a strong clinical foundation, we apply our understanding of the behavioral sciences — an approach we call Consumerology® - to make it easier for people to choose better health. To learn more, go to

Headquartered in St. Louis, Express Scripts provides integrated pharmacy benefit management services, including network-pharmacy claims processing, home delivery, specialty benefit management, benefit-design consultation, drug-utilization review, formulary management, and medical and drug data analysis services. The company also distributes a full range of biopharmaceutical products and provides extensive cost-management and patient-care services.

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SOURCE: Express Scripts Canada