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Poor Patient Decisions Waste Up to $5.1 Billion Annually

Poor Patient Decisions Waste Up to $5.1 Billion Annually
August 12, 2013 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
John Herbert, Product & Clinical Services(Express Scripts Canada)
Prescription drugs remain a critical centrepiece of employer plans – and a major cost driver for those plans. John Herbert, Director of Product and Clinical Services from Express Scripts Canada, the largest pharmacy benefit manager in Canada, will discuss the challenges that you as plan sponsors face when providing health benefits to your employees.

Spiraling costs have put Canada’s healthcare system in jeopardy and the prescription drug benefit is a significant piece of this problem. Express Scripts Canada’s proprietary research has determined that poor patient decisions contribute to up to $5.1 billion annually on prescription drugs. Research further reveals that poor patient decisions waste one out of every three dollars spent within a typical drug benefit plan. Sources of waste include channel waste and drug mix waste. In addition to these forms of waste, plan sponsors also experience costs related to non-adherence to drug therapy or “gaps in care.”

Learn about the factors that continue to transform the prescription drug landscape in Canada, including the national average for annual prescription drug spend, the trend for specialty drugs and the impact they will have on future drug spend. John will reveal that better care for employees is possible while eliminating waste - the most effective care can often cost the least. Finally, John will provide you with a look at what’s on the horizon for prescription drug plans, where the opportunities lie to make improvements to your plan and potential solutions to reduce waste and drive healthier outcomes without impacting your employees in a negative way. Learn how these trends should influence your organization’s health plans today.

Who Should Participate
Human Resources and Prescription Drug Management decision-makers and influencers should attend this event. Much of the information and solutions provided will benefit any organization that offers its employees a prescription drug benefit, especially as costs continue to spiral.
What You Will Learn
Please join us as we will be covering the following:
  • Costs associated with prescription drug spend and the driver of waste
  • How to engage employees to make better decisions that impact their prescription drug costs
  • What innovative solutions are available to reduce waste and lower costs
Recommended Resources
Express Scripts Canada 2012 Drug Trend Report
HR in Canada
Canadian Masters In HR Strategy & Execution
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John Herbert
Express Scripts Canada

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Express Scripts Canada
Express Scripts Canada (ESC), a registered business name of ESI Canada, an Ontario partnership, is one of Canada’s leading providers of health benefits management services.
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Lurgi, Inc.
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Good presentation. From their statistics using Express Script helps increase a company's health care/ prescription benefit plan savings significantly through avoiding patient/employee wastage. 3 / 5
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The pace was a bit too fast to absorb all the numeric slides/data. Fortunately can be retrieved from archive. Overall very good presentation. Speakers voice was trailing off at some points. 4 / 5
Very Good Presentation

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