- Freedom FP Fertility Pharmacy and Inside Rx are working to connect patients to more affordable and specialized fertility care
Inside Rx, LLC, a partially owned subsidiary of Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) that provides discounted medications for uninsured and underinsured Americans, today announced it is collaborating with Freedom FP Fertility Pharmacy to promote more affordable access to fertility treatments and specialized care.
Freedom FP Fertility Pharmacy can help connect eligible patients who are uninsured or who have exhausted their plan's fertility coverage with discounts and financial support for fertility therapy, while fertility pharmacists help patients through the complex treatment process, administration of therapy and other unique care needs.
"There are millions of people who want desperately to give birth to a child, but struggle with fertility problems. Unfortunately, many of them just can't afford the full cost of the treatments that could make that dream a reality," said Leslie Achter, Inside Rx CEO. "Through our collaboration with Freedom FP Fertility, we are opening up access to the services offered by their specially trained counselors and pharmacists to help put that dream within reach of our customers."
About 11 percent of women and nine percent of men of reproductive age in the U.S. experience an infertility problem.[i] More than three-quarters of infertile couples do not have access to the care they need to become pregnant, with cost being a major factor.[ii] The average cost of fertility medications can be as high as $6,000 per cycle and is more than double that amount for in vitro fertilization (IVF), one of the more common fertility procedures. In most cases, multiple attempts are required to achieve a successful pregnancy, making fertility treatments unaffordable for many, especially those who have to cover the full cost of treatments on their own.
Freedom FP Fertility Pharmacy, also a subsidiary of Express Scripts, is the nation's largest fertility specialty pharmacy, offering patients with personalized and treatment-specific support. Freedom FP Fertility's pharmacists focus solely on supporting the unique medication needs of fertility patients, and are available 24/7 to ensure patients have the support they need at all times. Freedom FP Fertility Pharmacy also offers its patients with access a customized library of Freedom MedTEACH® injection training videos, pertinent to their individual treatment protocol.
"Fertility treatment is a complex and emotional journey for patients, involving multiple medications with specific procedures and timing," said Phil D'Amato, Pharmacist in Charge Freedom FP Fertility Pharmacy. "The personalized care we provide to patients can help ensure these families can realize the fullest benefits of their treatment. Through this partnership with Inside Rx, we're looking forward to providing these important services to more families."
For more information and to determine eligibility for discounted fertility medications, visit InsideRx.com or call 855.202.9957.
About Inside Rx Headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, Inside Rx provides affordable access to medication, especially for the uninsured and those navigating the changing healthcare landscape.
Inside Rx delivers broad access to more affordable branded medications. This program works collaboratively across the pharmacy supply chain, with all parties sharing a singular focus: to ensure patients have affordable access to medication they need.
Inside Rx is powered by our parent company, Express Scripts, the nation's leading independent pharmacy benefit manager.
To view a list of medications and participating pharmacies, and eligibility information, visit InsideRx.com. You can also follow @Inside_Rx on Twitter.
About Freedom FP Fertility Pharmacy Since 1994, Freedom FP Fertility Pharmacy has been assisting patients in achieving their dreams of building a family.
Freedom FP Fertility Pharmacy works to bring patients the support, service and safety they need during this emotionally and physically stressful time. Whether a patient needs medication same-day or is calling for help with an injection, the Freedom FP Fertility pharmacy team is available to support patients through all facets of treatment.
A part of the Express Scripts family, Freedom FP Fertility Pharmacy is able to provide access to treatment for thousands of patients every year while maintaining the personalized patient service and support that have made them the leader in fertility pharmacy.
For more information, visit freedomfertility.com.
About Express Scripts Express Scripts is a healthcare opportunity company. Empowered by our legacy as an industry innovator, we dare to imagine – and deliver – a better healthcare system with improved health outcomes and lower costs. From pharmacy and medical benefits management, to specialty pharmacy care and everything in between – we uncover opportunities to make healthcare work better.
Our home base is St. Louis, but our reach extends to millions of Americans across the nation. We stand alongside our clients and partners, collaborating to develop personalized solutions that make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.
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