Hometown Columnist Proves Pen's Might in Exposing Express Scripts' Merger Hopes
2/14/2012 2:37 PM
Writing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
, columnist Kevin Horrigan provided further evidence
that the pen indeed is mightier than the sword. It would be hard to imagine a more artful though devastating account of the proposed Express Scripts and Medco merger.
It is difficult to pick the single quotes that are most telling. One that seems worthy of particular mention follows Horrigan's description of the number of times - 11 to be exact - that Express Scripts CEO George Paz referenced "waste" or "wasteful" in his Senate testimony (as in the PBMs' claim that they are driving out waste). This builds on Horrigan's description of community pharmacies who take issue with the PBMs' tactics.
Horrigan summarized, "Not to go all class-warrior on you, but George Paz took home $51.5 million last year, according to Forbes. Not waste. Small pharmacists like Mr. Gower [a pharmacist whom he mentioned specifically], "redundant" employees and niceties like service and convenience? Waste."
To experience the might of the pen in action, this one demands a complete read!