Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Express Scripts Laying off 66 in Franklin Lakes

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Express Scripts Laying off 66 in Franklin Lakes

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Express Scripts said Monday that it is laying off 66 employees, including 52 pharmacists, based in Franklin Lakes.

The St. Louis-based company, which manages pharmacy benefits, said it is consolidating the work done in Franklin Lakes at its other sites.

The layoffs will also affect the director of pharmacy in Franklin Lakes, along with 13 data-entry technicians. The laid-off employees, who work at home, were notified Feb. 22 and will be paid until late April.

"We will be able to more effectively meet the needs of our clients and members by consolidating work being done in New Jersey into our other front-end pharmacies across the country," Express Scripts spokesman Brian Henry said. Front-end pharmacies take in prescriptions for review, he said.

Express Scripts acquired Medco Health Solutions Inc. …

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