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WBA Makes Full Acquisition of Shields Health Solutions

BA is acquiring the remaining 30% stake of Shields for approximately $1.37B.

  • Shields, a leader in the large, fast-growing market of specialty pharmacy, is the premier health system-owned specialty pharmacy integrator in the United States.

  • Shields has continued to rapidly expand its platform, which has a proven track record of improving patient outcomes and lowering total medical expense for health systems and patients. As an accelerator of health system-owned specialty pharmacies, Shields has served more than 1 million patients, with nearly 80 health system partners representing approximately 1,000 hospitals nationwide.

  • Shields delivered pro forma sales growth of 57% for the first nine months of fiscal 2022, driven by key contract wins, further expansion of existing partnerships and strong executional focus. It will play a central role as Walgreens continues to align capabilities across primary care, specialty pharmacy care, post-acute care and home care.

  • Shields will continue as a distinct business and brand within Walgreens. John Lucey, co-founder and current president of Shields, will lead the organization as CEO.

SOURCE: Drug Store News

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