ST. LOUIS, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of the expected landfall later this week of Hurricane Florence, Express Scripts reminds patients to include their prescription medications in their emergency plans by printing their medication history, securing vital prescription drugs, and ensuring adequate medication supplies.
In accordance with State of Emergency declarations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) has implemented emergency procedures for its members in these areas, including Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE® beneficiaries, and patients who fill medications via the company's Accredo specialty pharmacy.
Members in an affected area can obtain an early refill to ensure they have enough medication on hand prior to the storm, or to replace any medication that is lost or damaged as a result of the storm. This override will be available to members in the impacted areas through Oct. 7, 2018.
In addition, Express Scripts is contacting impacted home delivery pharmacy customers and Accredo specialty customers to reschedule pending medication shipments due to the storm, or to divert the shipment to an alternate address, as needed.
Members can call the number on the back of their prescription ID card, or visit https://www.express-scripts.com, for more information.
Express Scripts reminds its members, and others affected by this storm, to take important precautions, including:
- Print a copy of your medication history and keep it with you in a sealed plastic bag.
- If you have to evacuate, take your medication with you (as well as your medication list).
- If you're running low on medicine, call or visit your local pharmacy now and obtain an emergency supply.
For additional emergency preparedness tips and information, please visit http://lab.express-scripts.com/lab/insights/adherence/rx-planning-in-times-of-emergency
About Express Scripts
Express Scripts is a healthcare opportunity company. Empowered by our legacy as an industry innovator, we dare to imagine – and deliver – a better healthcare system with improved health outcomes and lower costs. From pharmacy and medical benefits management, to specialty pharmacy care and everything in between – we uncover opportunities to make healthcare work better.
Our home base is St. Louis, but our reach extends to millions of Americans across the nation. We stand alongside our clients and partners, collaborating to develop personalized solutions that make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.
We believe healthcare can do more. We are Champions For BetterSM.
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