Albertsons Acquires MedCart Specialty Pharmacy

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Albertsons Acquires MedCart Specialty Pharmacy


Albertsons Cos. has acquired MedCart Specialty Pharmacy to strengthen and extend its pharmacy specialty services.

A URAC-accredited pharmaceutical and health care provider of customized specialty care services and medication management for patients with complex diseases, MedCart will continue to operate as a new business unit under the Albertsons Cos. Pharmacy team structure. The current MedCart leadership will carry on leading its team and report directly to Dain Rusk, group VP, pharmacy operations at Albertsons Cos.

"MedCart Specialty Pharmacy has built an exemplary operation which complements our patient-centered care strategy and pharmacy services growth plan," explained Mark Panzer, SVP, Albertsons Cos., Pharmacy Health and Wellness. "Their team has done a tremendous job establishing a service culture that focuses on the patient."

Livonia, Mich.-based MedCart provides specialty prescription services and medications from two facilities in Michigan: one specialty pharmacy operations center and one local pharmacy.

Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons Cos. operates stores across 35 states and Washington, D.C., under 20 banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs.

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