Express Scripts http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Express Scripts Set To Expand Following Millions In Tax Breaks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/express-scripts-set-expand-following-millions-tax-breaks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri approved $6.8 million in tax incentives Tuesday for St. Louis-based Express Scripts to expand.</span></p><p>The pharmaceutical benefits company is set to add 1,500 jobs, and plans to spend the next year <span style="line-height: 1.5;">constructing a 220,000 square foot building in North St. Louis County.</span></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:37:41 +0000 Chris McDaniel 29245 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Express Scripts Set To Expand Following Millions In Tax Breaks Express Scripts Reporting U.S. Spending Less On Traditional Drugs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/express-scripts-reporting-us-spending-less-traditional-drugs <p>Citing data released by <a href="https://www.express-scripts.com/">Express Scripts Holding Co.</a>, <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/express-scripts-report-shows-spending-on-traditional-medicines-fell-in/article_4751b745-eea5-537d-9149-502968d25fe4.html">the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting </a>that for the first time in more than 20 years, there was a decrease last year in U.S. spending on traditional prescription drugs.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:10:23 +0000 Julie Bierach 9889 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Express Scripts Reporting U.S. Spending Less On Traditional Drugs New deal allows Express Scripts customers to head back to Walgreens in Sept. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-deal-allows-express-scripts-customers-head-back-walgreens-sept <p>Pharmacy chain Walgreens says it will begin filling prescriptions from customers in the Express Scripts network starting in September under a new multiyear contract between the companies.</p><p>Walgreen had stopped filling prescriptions for Express Scripts after a contract between the companies ended last year.</p><p>Shares of Walgreen Co. jumped 14 percent in premarket trading while Express Scripts shares rose 3 percent.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:05:33 +0000 The Associated Press 4142 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New deal allows Express Scripts customers to head back to Walgreens in Sept. St. Louis lands nine on new Fortune 500 list http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-lands-nine-new-fortune-500-list <p>The <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2012/snapshots/387.html?iid=splwinners">new Fortune 500 list</a> has been released. Fortune&nbsp;Magazine has released its annual ranking of the top U.S.&nbsp;companies by revenue Monday.</p><p>Last year, St. Louis had ten companies on the list. It&rsquo;s down to nine this year, as Smurfit Stone Container dropped off because it was purchased by Rock-Tenn&nbsp;in 2011. The companies are:</p><p> Mon, 07 May 2012 18:15:07 +0000 Bill Raack 3643 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis lands nine on new Fortune 500 list Express Scripts-Medco merger approved http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/express-scripts-medco-merger-approved <p><em>Updated at 4:26 p.m. to correct name of Jennifer Mallon&#39;s association. It is the National Community Pharmacists Association, not the National Association of Community Pharmacies.</em></p><p>Federal regulators have approved the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/express-scripts-will-buy-medco">$29.1 billion merger</a> between pharmacy benefit managers Express Scripts and Medco.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 16:56:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3404 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Express Scripts-Medco merger approved Morning headlines: Monday, April 2, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-april-2-2012 <p><strong>Lambert Concourse reopens today</strong></p><p>City officials are celebrating the reopening of the C Concourse at Lambert St. Louis International Airport today.</p><p>The concourse has been closed since April 22 of last year when a tornado hit causing significant damage.</p><p>The concourse is new and improved according to director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge with brighter ceilings, new lighting and new restrooms among the improvements. Hamm-Niebruegge recalls the evening the tornado hit.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:33:53 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 3405 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, April 2, 2012 Deadline for Express Scripts and Walgreens deal fast approaching http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/deadline-express-scripts-and-walgreens-deal-fast-approaching <p>If the two companies cannot agree on reimbursement rates for drugs by the end of the year, those who carry Express Scripts will not be able to get their prescriptions filled at Walgreens.</p><p>With more than 7,700&nbsp;drug stores nation-wide Walgreens spokesman Michael Polzin says it could be a hardship for some customers.</p> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 13:24:38 +0000 Maria Altman 2748 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Deadline for Express Scripts and Walgreens deal fast approaching Express Scripts sues Walgreen in contract dispute http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/express-scripts-sues-walgreen-contract-dispute <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 1em; border-width: 0px;">St. Louis-based pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. said Wednesday that it is suing Walgreen Co., arguing the drugstore chain is trying to lure away its customers.</p> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:26:37 +0000 The Associated Press 2055 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Express Scripts sues Walgreen in contract dispute How The Merger Of Two Health Care Giants May Affect Your Wallet http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-merger-two-health-care-giants-may-affect-your-wallet You probably haven't heard of either <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/02/15/133774182/forgot-to-take-your-medicine-today-doh-youre-not-alone">Express Scripts</a> or Medco Health Services, but their plans to merge in a $29 billion deal, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/07/21/138568779/business-news">announced</a> last month, may have an impact on your pocketbook.<p>The two companies are giants in the health care industry. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 14:16:19 +0000 1884 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How The Merger Of Two Health Care Giants May Affect Your Wallet Express Scripts will buy Medco http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/express-scripts-will-buy-medco <p>Two of the nation&#39;s largest pharmacy benefits management companies could become one in the first six months of next year.</p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 19:36:14 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1695 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Express Scripts will buy Medco