UnitedHealth Reportedly Moves to Buy PillPack Competitor

More than two years after Amazon Inc. unveiled its plan to acquire PillPack, which specializes in pre-sorted dose packaging and home delivery of prescription drugs (RDB 7/13/18, p. 1), UnitedHealth Group has reportedly purchased a very similar startup.

CNBC reported on Sept. 29 that UnitedHealth bought the firm, divvyDOSE, for just over $300 million, citing a person familiar with the deal. UnitedHealth declined to comment about the transaction to either CNBC or AIS Health when asked to confirm the news.

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Leslie Small

Leslie Small

Leslie has been working in journalism since 2009 and reporting on the health care industry since 2014. She has covered the many ups and downs of the Affordable Care Act exchanges, the failed health insurer mega-mergers, and hundreds of other storylines spanning subjects such as Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage, employer-sponsored insurance, and prescription drug coverage. As the managing editor of Health Plan Weekly and Radar on Drug Benefits, she writes and edits for both publications while overseeing a small team of reporters who also focus on the managed care sector. Before joining AIS Health, she was a senior editor for the e-newsletter Fierce Health Payer, and she started her career as a copy editor at multiple local newspapers. She graduated with a dual degree in journalism and political science from Penn State University.

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