Kroger to Buy Specialty Drug Firm

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Thursday said it would buy all the outstanding shares of Axium Pharmacy Holdings, a move that will allow Kroger to enter the high-growth specialty pharmacy business.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Axium, based in Lake Mary, Fla., is a specialty firm providing pharmacy services for patients with complex chronic conditions including cancer, hepatitis C, rheumatoid

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