What is our Advanced Opioid ManagementSM solution?

A clinically-driven solution combatting a nationally recognized crisis, our Advanced Opioid Management (AOM) suite of services provide a dynamic way to fight opioid abuse, meeting patients at the doctor’s office, at the pharmacy and at home. Watch our video to learn more about the opioid crisis and how together, we can make a change.

Watch the video to learn about the opioid crisis and how together, we can make a difference.

How does the Advanced Opioid Management solution work?

At the doctor's office:

  • Prescriber messages provided through electronic medical record, fax or letter
  • Alerts sent when patient activity indicates potential abuse
  • Prescriber education & peer comparison
  • Enhanced Fraud, Waste & Abuse

At home:

  • Informational letter detailing the risks of opioid use
  • Supply of drug disposal bags, when needed, reducing the chance for excessive use or distribution
  • Proactive Neuroscience Therapeutic Research Center pharmacist outreach

At the pharmacy:

  • Concurrent drug utilization reviews identifying the most pertinent clinical patient safety or utilization concerns
  • First-time users limited to a seven-day supply of short-acting opioids
  • Prior authorization on first fill of a long-acting opioid to encourage a safe start
  • Pharmacy intervention triggered when patient dosage across all opioids reaches certain level
  • Safer fentanyl utilization initiatives

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The first 90 days of the program has seen a nearly 60% reduction
in the average days' supply for new opioid-prescribed patients.
(from 18.6 days' supply per prescription to 7.5)

The first 90 days of the program has seen a nearly

60%reduction

in the average days' supply for new opioid-prescribed patients — from 18.6 days' supply per prescription to 7.5

Prevention is key

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2 Million

people are addicted to prescription narcotics4

The fight starts here

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Our Lasting Legacy of Education

Express Scripts has a long history of working to make the use of prescription medications safer, and our Advanced Opioid Management solution is just one of the products of our efforts.

We support national and state intervention. However, we know that government regulations and initiatives are only one part of the solution. The answers lie in education, coordination and action. Our efforts are receiving national attention, and you can join us in creating change. Preview our leadership library below, and start learning about how you can directly contribute to solving the opioid crisis.

The odds of continuing opioid use after one year are

20%

after receiving a ten-day supply1

The opioid crisis accounts for

$25 billion

in lost productivity annually3