FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Inside Rx, a new venture launched in May by Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) that provides affordable access to patients paying full list price for prescription medications, is expanding the list of discounted medications available to include 18 new products – 63 in total -- effective today.
The latest additions include medications from GSK, Sun Pharmaceuticals and Trividia Health for acne, anti-inflammatory eye care, psoriasis, dermatitis, fungal infections, and also expand the discounted drug options for highly utilized therapy classes, like asthma, COPD and diabetes. A full list of conditions and products can be found at InsideRx.com.
"Inside Rx was created to provide affordable access to medications for Americans who need it most, and we are delivering on that mission," said Leslie Achter, CEO of Inside Rx. "Inside Rx is delivering savings for thousands of patients a day, and has saved customers more than $1 million since our launch in May."
Medications for diabetes and asthma are the most popular therapy classes filled via Inside Rx to date. Customers filling program diabetes medications via Inside Rx save an average of $176 per prescription.
Overall, Americans using Inside Rx are saving an average 40 percent per prescription on medications included in the program, resulting in an average dollar savings of $81 per prescription.
New Ways to Access Savings
New functionality on InsideRx.com allows customers to easily price their medication and find the closest participating pharmacy. For customers on the go, the Inside Rx savings card is now available for download into digital wallet for iPhone users, with plans to expand this capability to Android users this fall.
"Our customers not only want savings on their prescription medications, but they want it to be easy. Our new pricing and pharmacy locator tools at InsideRx.com gives them both," says Shannon Zimmerman, Head of Product and Operations. "The new medication and pharmacy search capability on our website allows customers to plan ahead, to help minimize surprises at the pharmacy counter."
Inside Rx also partners with GoodRx to connect patients with savings at the pharmacy. In addition to downloading a card from InsideRx.com or Goodrx.com, customers can now obtain the savings card at select participating pharmacies nationwide, see InsideRx.com for details.
"In today's changing healthcare landscape, nearly 30 million Americans pay cash for their prescription drugs. Since our launch in May, many of these people now pay on average 40 percent less than they were before, allowing them to fill the medications they need without delay. We're excited that our expanded medication offerings will help even more people gain affordable access to their medications," said Achter.
Note: The average savings stated is based on the cash price of utilization of Inside Rx's included program medications. To see the full list of included program medications, go to https://InsideRx.com.
About Inside Rx
Headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, Inside Rx provides affordable access to medication, especially for the uninsured and those navigating the changing healthcare landscape.
Inside Rx delivers broad access to more affordable brand and generic medications. This program works collaboratively across the pharmacy supply chain, with all parties sharing a singular focus: to ensure patients have affordable access to medication they need.
Inside Rx is powered by our parent company, Express Scripts, the nation's leading independent pharmacy benefit manager.
To view a list of medications and participating pharmacies, and eligibility information, visit InsideRx.com. You can also follow @Inside_Rx on Twitter.
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