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Pharmaceutical Care Network (PCN) Presents Studies At Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Meeting

10/19/2005 5:10:38 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Care Network (PCN), a pharmacy benefits management company, announced today that it will present two posters at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) 16th Annual Meeting and Showcase, Gateway of Pharmacy Solutions, at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California being held from March 31 - April 3, 2004.

The Medicaid benchmarks poster (#PRR52) entitled, "Trends in Pharmacy Benefit Management for Medicaid Managed Care Plans," provides a look at prescription benefit costs and utilization trends to assist Medicaid plans manage the fiscal challenges presented with increased utilization. The poster presentation reviews the significant differences in utilization and cost patterns between the SSI and TANF population and provides methods to manage pharmaceuticals.

A second poster (#PRR13) entitled, "Characterization of concomitant chronic nonselective and COX-2 selective (NSAID) and aspirin use in an adult Medicaid population," looks at the concomitant use of chronic aspirin (ASA) and NSAIDs and associated gastrointestinal risk factors. The poster presentation outlines the need for gastroprotection in older patients receiving multiple NSAIDs.

Poster Presentations will take place on Friday, April 2, 2004, from 11:45 am - 2:45 pm during the Annual Showcase in the Exhibit Hall.

About Pharmaceutical Care Network

PCN is a pharmacy benefit management company providing economic and quality controlled management of prescription drug benefits for Managed Medicaid, Taft Hartley groups, Third Party Administrators, and other managed care organizations. PCN manages prescription drug benefits independent of the influence of pharmaceutical manufacturers allowing the company to focus on cost-efficient, appropriate and safe drug use. Servicing clients with a 46,000 member pharmacy network, customized formulary design, optimized client/patient specific clinical interventions, and dynamic generic discounts are just a few of the mechanisms PCN utilizes to lower costs while simultaneously improving patient outcomes. For more information about PCN's specialized products and services contact the company at (800) 777-9216, or at

Pharmaceutical Care Network

CONTACT: Phyllis Simon of Pharmaceutical Care Network, +1-916-414-4715,or; or Bobby Pena of BPcubed, Inc., +1-916-440-0980,or, for Pharmaceutical Care Network

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