The Facts about
Express ScriptS

As a leading pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), Express Scripts manages pharmacy services and lowers drug spend for health plans, employers, labor unions and government agencies. Each year, Express Scripts saves approximately $32 billion1 for the nearly 100 million Americans and thousands of clients we serve – who choose Express Scripts for our proven track record of delivering significant savings and better clinical outcomes.

Express Scripts lowers the cost of prescription drugs in four ways:


We create safe, affordable access to medications across our network of nearly 64,000 pharmacies – all within 15 minutes of a person’s home or through home delivery in all 50 states


We negotiate with pharmaceutical manufacturers who set the price of prescription drugs – driving competition to deliver lower net costs for clients and consumers


We support clients on the creation of formularies – or lists of drugs – that include safe, effective, and affordable medications for their covered populations


We provide clinical expertise and programs that help people get and stay on the medications they need – preventing disease progression and helping people live their healthiest lives

1 Average annual savings generated from client participation in Express Scripts’ cost-containment programs over the reporting periods 2018-2021