Express Scripts Canada to present at Conference Board of Canada event

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Express Scripts Canada, one of the largest providers of health benefits management services in Canada, today announced that it will present at the Conference Board of Canada 's Compensation Research Centre on Thursday, February 28 at the Delta Bow Valley in Calgary.

Cory Cowan, Senior Manager, Pharmacy Operations, for Express Scripts Canada and a contributor to the annual Express Scripts Canada's Drug Trend Report, will present to delegates on the dynamics underlying current trends and patterns with respect to the use of prescription drugs in Canada. Mr. Cowan, who has been with Express Scripts Canada since 2004, advises as to the goals of the Express Scripts Canada's four Canadian pharmacies in Mississauga, Burnaby, BC, Winnipeg and Dieppe, NB. He assists in overseeing the pharmacy's production levels, service standards, and activities of the pharmacists.

Mr. Cowan holds both a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) and a Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) from the University of Toronto. He is also an active member of the Ontario College of Pharmacists, and the Ontario Pharmacists Association.

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Active Pharmacy Benefit Management
Express Scripts Canada's active pharmacy benefit management (PBM) service, which can be added by companies and organizations without changing insurance carriers, applies behavioral sciences to change member behavior, which can result in better health decisions and lower costs. Plan members, with the support of their physician, 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 active PBM service, an Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy will facilitate the dispensing and delivery of prescription drugs to treat ongoing medical conditions, such as arthritis, 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 also have access to pharmacists to answer questions about their medications.

With Express Scripts Canada's active PBM service, Canadian plan sponsors have access to proven tools to better manage the cost of the prescription drug benefit while providing plan members with an enhanced prescription drug service.

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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 Holding Company, a U.S. public entity (formerly 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 active pharmacy benefit management (PBM) 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 facilitate better health decisions and lower costs. For more information about Express Scripts Canada, visit

About Express Scripts
Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) manages more than a billion prescriptions each year for tens of millions of patients. On behalf of our clients - employers, health plans, unions and government health programs - we make the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable. Express Scripts uniquely combines three capabilities - behavioral sciences, clinical specialization and actionable data - to create Health Decision ScienceSM, our innovative approach to help individuals make the best drug choices, pharmacy choices and health choices. Better decisions mean healthier outcomes.

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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