Express Scripts Receives National Excellence Award for Improving Safety of Opioid Use
Today, Express Scripts received the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute’s (PBMI) Excellence Award in the Opioid Management category in recognition of our industry-first program that is helping plan sponsors fight the serious dangers of opioid misuse and abuse, with proven results.
The recognition is a confirmation of the work we’re doing every day to help plan sponsors combat the opioid epidemic. Our solution aims to improve safety, minimize early opioid exposure, prevent progression to overuse and abuse, and support patients in their treatment journey.
Express Scripts’ Advanced Opioid Management® solution went into effect Sept. 1, 2017, and was the first comprehensive solution on the market to seek to influence behavior at every touchpoint – at the doctor’s office, the pharmacy and with the patient.
With more than 17.4 million members enrolled, clients that have elected to use the program have seen significant outcomes, including a 57% reduction in average day supply per claim for first time opioid users. In addition, 77% of patients prescribed a long-acting opioid as initial therapy were redirected to a safer, short-acting prescription.
We’re honored by this recognition, and we’ll continue working on behalf of clients and their members