OptumRx expands services with buy

Thursday, November 19, 2015

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – OptumRx, the pharmacy care services business owned by Optum, has acquired AxelaCare Health Solutions, a provider of home infusion solutions, the company announced this week. “AxelaCare’s at-home services will enable us to more effectively support the growing number of people managing complex conditions, many of whom require infusions that increasingly involve higher-cost specialty medications," said Larry Renfro, Optum CEO, in a release. Founded in 2008, Lenexa, Kan.-based AxelaCare treats patients with autoimmune diseases and hemophilia. It was acquired in 2013 by private equity firm Harvest Partners and began actively making buys. AxelaCare serves patients in 44 states through its network of registered nurses and 34 pharmacies. OptumRx serves more than 13.5 million people through mail-service pharmacies and a national network of more than 67,000 community pharmacies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.