Q1-2019 Pharmacy Services Update
The first quarter of 2019 was a change of pace in consolidation activity within the pharmacy services space. In the latter half of 2018, a wave of vertical deals involving Aetna, Optum, and Cigna represented a heightened focus on cost control and medication adherence through payor – patient relationships. Despite this recent vertical alignment, there is still room for horizontal mergers, acquisitions, and middle-market private equity recapitalizations, evidenced by the transaction activity that occurred in this most recent quarter.
BioScrip’s merger with Option Care was a significant deal for the pharmacy space, creating one of the largest national players across both site and home infusion.
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