Walgreens Makes Majority Investment in Shields Health

Walgreens Boots Alliance recently revealed that it is making a majority investment in Shields Health Solutions through its subsidiary Walgreen Co. The deal will expand Walgreens’ position within the growing hospital-based specialty pharmacy space.

Shields is a specialty pharmacy integrator that partners with health systems to help them create and grow a hospital-owned specialty pharmacy program. The hospitals own the pharmacies while Shields manages them.

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Angela Maas

Angela Maas

Angela has an extensive background of editing, reporting and writing for trade and consumer publications. She has written Radar on Specialty Pharmacy since she joined AIS Health in 2005 and has broad knowledge of the various issues at play within the space. She also has written for Spotlight on Market Access since its 2017 launch. Before joining AIS Health, she was managing editor at Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit News Canada and managing editor at Hem Aware (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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