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PBM's own specialty pharmacy unit adds CareMetx Health, growing its coverage base to the eastern US
Navitus Health Solutions, a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), announced that Lumicera Health Services, its wholly-owned specialty pharmacy, has finalized the purchase of a specialty pharmacy from CareMetx, a technology-enabled hub services company that works to improve patient access to specialty medications. The specialty pharmacy, CareMetx Health, located in Gaithersburg, MD, will expand Lumicera’s presence in the eastern US.
Lumicera, whose specialty pharmacies are located in Madison, WI, and Phoenix, AZ, provides specialty medications and personalized clinical support to patients across the country who live with chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, genetic disorders and cancer. By adding another specialty pharmacy to its repertoire, the company can continue to develop its strategic footprint across the US to continue to serve its members.
According to Mark Hansan, CareMetx’s CEO, this acquisition will serve as a plus for both parties involved, as patients in need will now have access to specialty medication.
“Helping Navitus and Lumicera enhance their specialty pharmacy capabilities will provide greater value and access to the millions of patients across the US who rely on specialty medications,” he said. “We view this as a win-win for our current and future clients by helping Lumicera to expand their reach to better serve patients and become our preferred pharmacy partner for non-commercial dispensing needs for our clients.”