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Maxor closes purchase of Pharmaceutical Specialties

Maxor closes purchase of Pharmaceutical Specialties

AMARILLO, Texas — Maxor National Pharmacy Services LLC has completed its acquisition of Pharmaceutical Specialties Inc. (PSI). Financial terms of the deal, announced in September, weren’t disclosed. Bogart, Ga.-based PSI specializes in pulmonary medicine (including cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis), endocrine medicine (including growth hormone) and gastrointestinal medicine (including hepatitis C and Crohn’s disease). Maxor said

Walgreens renews URAC specialty Rx accreditation

Walgreens renews URAC specialty Rx accreditation

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy LLC has renewed its full specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC. Walgreens said Monday that the designation validates the quality of care it provides to patients with complex conditions through its specialty pharmacy services. URAC is a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health

Ellis retires as president and COO of Kroger

Ellis retires as president and COO of Kroger

CINCINNATI – Kroger Co. announced that president and chief operating officer Mike Ellis has retired after four decades with the company. Ellis, 57, will be returning to Portland, Ore., the company said on Tuesday. Ellis started as a parcel clerk at a Fred Meyer store in 1975. Kroger acquired Fred Meyer in 1999. Ellis assumed

National Association of Specialty Pharmacy moves to new HQ

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) has relocated its headquarters to the Washington, D.C., area. NASP said Tuesday that the move is effective immediately. The new headquarters address is 1765 Duke St., Alexandria, Va., 22314. NASP staff have already moved to the new location. The association noted that the new location

Walgreens inks deal on infusion services

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreen Co. has signed a definitive agreement with Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago, under which MDP will acquire a majority interest in Walgreens Infusion Services. One of the nation’s largest providers of home and alternate treatment site infusion services, Walgreens Infusion Services has a footprint that includes 89