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Accredo Health Expands Specialty Pharmacy Services to Hawaii

Accredo Health Group (Accredo), an Express Scripts Company  is a specialty pharmacy that serves patients with complex and chronic health conditions, including cancer, hepatitis C, HIV, bleeding disorders and multiple sclerosis. Accredo is focused on dispensing injectable, infused, oral or inhaled drugs that require a higher level of clinical service and support than traditional pharmacies […]

ValoremRx Adds New Member, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy

ValoremRx Specialty Solutions, the group purchasing organization (GPO) formed by a joint venture between Express Scripts and Walgreens, recently announced its new collaboration with Kroger Specialty Pharmacy. Express Scripts and Walgreens Boots Alliance broadened their purchasing efforts in 2018 to include specialty brand drugs. Partnered with Express Scripts’ specialty pharmacy Accredo® and Walgreens’ specialty pharmacy […]

Biologics to Play Leading Role in McKesson’s Strategy

McKesson Corporation announced a multi-year strategic growth initiative in 2018, focused on creating innovative new solutions that improve patient care delivery and drive incremental profit growth. The initiative comprises multiple growth pillars, and includes a comprehensive review of the company’s operations and cost structure, designed to increase efficiency, accelerate execution and improve long-term performance. McKesson’s […]

The specialty pharmaceutical hub market continues to evolve entering 2019 with new entrants, investment, and consolidation

Specialty Pharmaceutical Hub Services Providers 2019 Report

Express Scripts Divesting United Biosource

Express Scripts Divesting United Biosource. Express Scripts and Avista Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, recently announced that Avista has signed a definitive agreement to acquire United BioSource (UBC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Express Scripts Holding Company. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, UBC is a leading provider of pharmaceutical and patient […]

Specialty Pharmacy Market Overview – Market Shakeout Continuing into 2018

Specialty Pharmacy Market Overview – Market Shakeout Continuing into 2018 As the specialty drug spend grows, specialty pharmacies are playing an increasingly larger role in access and delivery of medications and services. The specialty pharmacy market, while dominated by a few large companies, has an increasing number of participants. AMI’s annual report, Specialty Pharmacy Market […]

Pharmacy Benefit Manager Market Continues to Evolve

Pharmacy Benefit Manager Market Continues to Evolve. Recent consolidation in the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) industry has resulted in major market share divided by the three market leaders: Express Scripts, CVS Health (Caremark), and OptumRx (UnitedHealth Group). PBMs remain searching for a value proposition beyond drug distribution with their employer clients. As long as PBMs […]

Metro Areas Where Employers Influence Cancer Coverage Costs

Metro Areas Where Employers Influence Cancer Coverage Costs. Employers currently represent approximately 60% of the commercial insurance market dollars. The Employer commercial insurance market consists of more than 95,000 companies with self-insured plans, eighty percent of whom have less than 2,000 employees. Entering 2017, these employers face double-digit increases in the cost of prescription drugs […]