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Knowledge Centre

In an ever-changing and complex pharmacy benefit landscape, Express Scripts Canada is committed to making prescription drug use safer and more affordable.

Our Knowledge Centre helps you stay up to date on the latest trends, developments, opportunities and risks by:

  • applying techniques from the behavioural sciences
  • analyzing drug trends
  • conducting monthly reviews of all new drugs approved by Health Canada

What is member waste?

Insurance industry professionals who partner with Express Scripts Canada (ESC) provide benefit management solutions to employers. These employers ultimately choose solutions that they believe best fits their business needs. These solutions balance a number of objectives, including benefit plan sustainability and cost management. Some cost management solutions offered by ESC to its insurance industry partners are uniquely designed to preserve plan member choice and reduce waste.

Waste occurs when plan members spend more without improving health outcomes. For example, waste is created when members choose to use more expensive medications when less expensive alternatives will provide them with similar health benefits. In addition, plan members often make expensive pharmacy choices, use less-than-optimal dispensing intervals and fail to take prescription medication as prescribed. These decisions result in significant health consequences for plan members and enormous financial tolls on employers. The solutions offered by ESC’s insurance industry partners can influence better decisions while balancing costs and serving the needs of plan members.

 

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