Illinois: Third HIV/AIDS Pharmacy Set for Walgreen: Purchase of Former Glenview C&M Store Enables Move
July 7, 2006
Walgreen Co. has purchased C&M pharmacy in suburban Glenview and will run its third Chicago area HIV/AIDS specialty pharmacy at that location. The announcement, made Wednesday, marks Walgreen's fifth acquisition since November in its Walgreens Health Services business, which includes specialty pharmacy and home care.
C&M will keep its name and its focus on patients with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and behavioral health conditions. Walgreen will offer C&M patients expanded services such as at-home respiratory therapies, help negotiating insurance claims, and in-home medical equipment ranging from wheelchairs to hospital beds.
Among other recent acquisitions, on June 29, Walgreen announced it would acquire Medmark Specialty Pharmacy, a Pittsburgh company that provides medications to people with chronic conditions such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, and cancer.
In Chicago, Walgreen also operates a stand-alone pharmacy at 2835 N. Sheffield specializing in HIV/AIDS medications and "clinic" pharmacies at the Howard Brown Health Center and at the Central DuPage Medical Center. A Walgreen spokesperson said although the company received protests about its sponsorship of the Gay Games in Chicago, it has received no criticism for taking an active role in providing health care to HIV/AIDS patients.
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.