The Facts about
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
Below, you can find detailed information about how Express Scripts works, how we add value, and how we ensure transparency with all stakeholders.
1 Average annual savings generated from client participation in Express Scripts’ cost-containment programs over the reporting periods 2018-2021