The insight it can give Merck and the access to the market to increase share and give insight…. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains "forward-looking statements" that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements.
As previously announced, the spin-off is structured as a tax-free distribution to Merck stockholders for U.
More information about Medco Health is available at www. Medco also negotiates rebates, discounts, and prices that pharmacy benefit plans managed by Medco pay for pharmaceutical products. These risks and uncertainties include factors detailed from time to time in Item 1 of our Form K for the year ended Dec.
The key aspect of the shift to managed care is that the responsibility for payment is linked more tightly to decision making about the provision of health care services than it is in traditional indemnity insurance plans.
The agreement also would ensure that Medco will accept all discounts, rebates or other concessions offered by any other manufacturer of pharmaceutical products in connection with the listing of those products on the open formulary, and to accurately reflect such discounts in ranking the drugs on the formulary.
Medco, the FTC charged, thereby influences the prices of pharmaceutical products and the availability of such products under the Medco pharmacy benefit plans.