Centene Boosts Specialty Drug Expertise With Pair of Deals

Centene Corp. celebrated the end of 2020 by closing on its acquisition of specialty pharmacy PANTHERx Rare, LLC on Dec. 30, then started 2021 with an agreement to acquire Magellan Health, Inc. The deals will strengthen Centene’s expertise in the specialty pharmacy space, particularly in the burgeoning orphan drug space by bringing onboard PANTHERx, an experienced company that’s shown remarkable growth over the past 10 years.

Centene and PANTHERx did not disclose terms of the deal, which was unveiled Dec. 15.

Angela Maas

Angela has an extensive background of editing, reporting and writing for trade and consumer publications. She has written Radar on Specialty Pharmacy (formerly called Specialty Pharmacy News) since she joined AIS Health in 2005 and has broad knowledge of the various issues at play within the space. Before joining AIS Health, she was managing editor at Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit News Canada and managing editor at HemAware (a hemophilia publication), Lupus Living and Momentum (a multiple sclerosis publication). She has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in British literature from Arizona State University.

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