The Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy-Ontario collaborative healthcare approach puts patients at the centre of care

Express Scripts Canada (ESC) pharmacists take a collaborative healthcare approach to pharmacy care by working with their patients, their patient’s doctor and their prescription drug benefit plan to help create better health outcomes. What sets our pharmacists apart is that they advocate on behalf of the patient (with the patient’s permission, of course) to ensure they are receiving the best possible treatment. This approach empowers patients to make the best possible decisions and get the most value from their plan while receiving professional support, guidance and education from the professionals at the Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy.

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Your Express Scripts Canada pharmacist is your advocate and becomes a key player in your health care. They will work with you, your doctor and your benefit plan to help you achieve the best possible health outcomes for the lowest possible cost. The Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy - Ontario takes this very seriously, as one patient recently discovered. Their story is below.

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The Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy worked with a patient to coordinate the delivery of their high-cost prescription drug and ensure they understood that it needed to be refrigerated upon receipt. Before taking the drug, the student removed the drug from the fridge to give it some time to warm up. Being busy with school activities, they forgot about the drug for a several hours. Recognizing that the drug may no longer be safe to take, they contacted the Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy to consult with a pharmacist. After consulting with the drug manufacturer, the pharmacist recommended that the drug be discarded.

Understanding that the student-patient may not be in a financial position to pay for a replacement, the pharmacist advocated for a one-time compassionate replacement dose from the manufacturer. The manufacturer agreed and had a replacement sent to the pharmacy the next day free of charge. Needless to say, the student was overjoyed to find out that they would not be out-of-pocket for the medication replacement and was impressed that the pharmacist went out of their way to help them. 

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The Express Scripts Canada pharmacist who helped the student is proud to work for the Express Scripts Canada Pharmacy - Ontario team because of the patient-centred approach they take to everyday care. Whether team members are counselling patients, processing and filling orders or shipping them out, the patient and their health always comes first.

This unique approach helps both patients and pharmacy team members create better outcomes.

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