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Specialty pharmacy facility in Fla. unveiled by CVS

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ORLANDO, Fla. — CVS Health has opened a 112,000-square-foot specialty pharmacy here.

The new facility will provide disease education, pharmacy and medication counseling, benefits verification, medication dispensing, and coordination of care with multiple providers. The site adds to CVS’ significant presence in the Orlando area, where it has a distribution center as well as other specialty pharmacy operations.

“We are pleased to expand our footprint in Florida and bring new jobs to this community,” Dr. Alan Lotvin, executive vice president of CVS Specialty said at the outset of winter when the project was announced. “As our specialty pharmacy business continues to expand, we are growing our operations to support the increasing number of patients on complex drug therapies.”

Lotvin was joined at the ribbon cutting by Florida Gov. Rick Scott and other officials. Scott noted that the site would create 500 jobs, saying, “With hundreds of locations already in Florida, CVS’ decision to expand in our state is great news.”

“CVS Health is a company focused on health care innovation, and we are happy to see their specialty pharmacy as a part of our larger life sciences and health care industry grow in the region by expanding its presence in Orlando,” said Rick Weddle, president and chief executive officer of the Orlando Economic Development ­Commission.

“We are thrilled to welcome CVS Health to Orange County,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “Their addition of 500 jobs is a solid step forward in expanding the number of health care services in Orlando, which is of vital importance to diversifying our economy and to building a strong bio and life sciences cluster. Equally important, all of these jobs — including 350 pharmacy technician positions — are of a professional nature and will give our citizens the chance to pursue a professional skill and career path.”


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