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The increasingly competitive pharmacy benefit management (PBM) market added a new competitor in Costco. Will they have success?

The increasingly competitive pharmacy benefit management (PBM) market added a new competitor in Costco. Will they have success?

AmerisourceBergen Corporation signed a three year agreement to supply approximately $18.5 billion in pharmaceuticals to Express Scripts on an annual basis.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation signed a three year agreement to supply approximately $18.5 billion in pharmaceuticals to Express Scripts on an annual basis.

Many patients taking a widely prescribed class of oral cancer drugs are also using a variety of medications that could reduce the effectiveness of the cancer treatment or increase its toxic side effects, according to research by Medco Health Solutions Inc.

Many patients taking a widely prescribed class of oral cancer drugs are also using a variety of medications that could reduce the effectiveness of the cancer treatment or increase its toxic side effects, according to research by Medco Health Solutions Inc.

Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions anxiously waiting for FTC approval of proposed merger. Express Scripts to tell  U.S. antitrust regulators it has delivered all the data requested regarding its purchase of Medco Health, a move that would trigger a 30-day period for a decision on the deal, according to a Bloomberg report.

Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions anxiously waiting for FTC approval of proposed merger. Express Scripts to tell  U.S. antitrust regulators it has delivered all the data requested regarding its purchase of Medco Health, a move that would trigger a 30-day period for a decision on the deal, according to a Bloomberg report.

Centenarians please step forward! The X PRIZE Foundation and Medco Health Solutions are searching for the Medco 100 Over 100 - a group of 100 vital centenarians whose genomes could unlock the secrets of healthy aging and usher in a  new era of personalized medicine.

Centenarians please step forward! The X PRIZE Foundation and Medco Health Solutions are searching for the Medco 100 Over 100 - a group of 100 vital centenarians whose genomes could unlock the secrets of healthy aging and usher in a new era of personalized medicine.

Even though the leading PBMs are becoming larger, there continues to be room in the market for regional companies.

Even though the leading PBMs are becoming larger, there continues to be room in the market for regional companies.

Medco CEO David Snow said that Medco’s “robots” are “twenty-three times more accurate” than human  pharmacists, in terms of errors in dispensing prescriptions.

Medco CEO David Snow said that Medco’s “robots” are “twenty-three times more accurate” than human pharmacists, in terms of errors in dispensing prescriptions.

Mail-Order Pharmacies Market Overview Now Available

The mail-service pharmacy option continues to be an important tool for individuals managing chronic conditions, comprising nearly 7% of all prescriptions in 2010. Consolidation in the industry has continued. The new entity formed by the combination of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions is estimated to have more than 40% share of the market. More details available here

Medco and AstraZeneca subpoenaed

Medco Health Solutions and AstraZeneca Plc were subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice over their relationship involving four of the AstraZeneca’s products, including widely used acid reflux medicines Nexium and Prilosec. Read more here

Will the Express Scripts-Medco deal drive further industry consolidation

Consolidation in the pharmacy benefits management market has been an ongoing trend for years. In addition to the game changer announced yesterday in which Express Scripts will acquire Medco Health, there have been a number of recent acquisitions in the industry. Read about recent consolidation and potential targets here