SOURCE: Equity Markets Inc.

July 22, 2011 09:00 ET

Steady Outlook in Supporting Services - Research Report on Express Scripts, Inc. and Medco Health Solutions Inc.

MACAU--(Marketwire - Jul 22, 2011) - Today, announced its research report highlighting Express Scripts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESRX) and Medco Health Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MHS). Full content and research is available at

Historically recession-resistant this sector is proving positive alongside new innovations being introduced. It is still a concern that hospital capital equipment spending, stressed municipal and state budgets, and continued weak demand for elective medical procedures. On a positive note, it is thought that the delay for the implementation of the medical device tax in the health care reform law will help the sub-industry align its cost structure to partially offset the impact of the tax. In 2011, it is expected to see revenues rise at a mid- to high single digit pace, aided by a weakening dollar and expansion into emerging markets.

Equity Markets has reviewed Express Scripts, Inc. for its focus as a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) operating in North America, offering a range of services to its clients, which include health maintenance organizations (HMOs), health insurers, third-party administrators, employers, union-sponsored benefit plans, workers' compensation plans and Government health programs. The Company has organized its operations into two business segments based on products and services offered: PBM and Emerging Markets (EM). The full research report on Express Scripts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESRX) is available here:

Equity Markets is covering Medco Health Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MHS) for its focus on clinically-driven pharmacy services designed for private and public employers, health plans, labor unions and government agencies of all sizes, and for individuals served by Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. The Company operates in two segments: Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) and Specialty Pharmacy. Medco's advanced pharmacy and clinical research are part of Medco making medicine smarter for more than 65 million members. It offers clinically based programs that identify drug waste. Pharmacy management includes mail-order service, retail pharmacy networks, specialty pharmacy management, call center pharmacies and reimbursement services. The full research report on Medco Health Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MHS) is available here:

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