Express Scripts Unveils Cost-Controlling Diabetes Plan

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Local pharmacy benefits provider Express Scripts unveiled a new diabetes program that hopes to keep costs low and patients from missing their doses.

Express Scripts Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Glen Stettin says Express Scripts will set a price cap on a per-person level for employers, guaranteeing that if the cost of medication goes above that cap, Express Scripts will pay the employer back dollar-for-dollar. The goal of the program is to help patients adhere to their medication.

“It’s really a great solution for helping people get better results from their medicine and keeping the medicine more affordable,” Stettin says.

The new program will allow diabetes patients to get a 90 day supply of their medications from a network of preferred pharmacies. Clinical counseling will also be available.

Stettin says this program has “never been done before and it’s a holistic approach to [treating] diabetes.”

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  1. Sara says:

    Good diabetes plan. In July of 2015. it was discovered that I got type 2 diabetes, By the end of the July month. I was given a prescription for the Metformin, I stated with the ADA diet and followed it completely for several weeks but was unable to get my blood sugar below 140, Without results to how for my hard work. I really panicked and called my doctor. His response?? Deal with it yourself, I started to feel that something wasn’t right and do my own research, Then I found Lisa’s great blog (google ” HOW I FREED MYSELF FROM THE DIABETES ” ) .. I read it from cover to cover and I started with the diet and by the next morning. my blood sugar was 100, Since then. I get a fasting reading between the mid 70s and 80s, My doctor was very surprised at the results that. the next week. he took me off the Metformin drug, I lost 30 pounds in my first month and lost more than 6 inches off my waist and I’m able to work out twice a day while still having lots of energy. The truth is that we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods..

  2. Mike Franks says:

    This sounds like more of Express Scripts’ marketing scam. CVS has always had 90-day prescriptions and auto refill with most if not all company sponsored health plans requiring these options for maintenance medicines.
    What’s the take on Basaglar any ways, it is just a generic for Lantus and is not out on the marker until December 16, 2016. This is just more horse manure form Express Scripts, “One of the worst companies to work for.” And continue to get in-between you and your doctor. Does Express Scripts think that CVS will not provide Basaglar or some other insulin? It is also worth noting that most type II diabetes never require insulin.
    The sad part of this article is that it looks like the reporter just repeated Express Scripts’ marketing statement without any research because if she did she would have known that Basaglar was not on the market until December. Just check the company’s’ web site.

  3. Mike Franks says:

    It is also worth noting that the largest managed health care provider (United Health Care) will not do business with Express Scripts. Makes one wonder what else is wrong with this company?

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