Skip navigation

Giant Eagle Acquires Specialty Pharmacy

PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle has acquired Rx21 Specialty Pharmacy, a move that will allow it to provide enhanced services to hepatitis C and organ transplant patients and providers under its Giant Eagle Specialty Pharmacy, the retailer said.

“We greatly value the expertise gained with the new acquisition of Rx21, particularly at a time when two significant new hepatitis C treatments are becoming available,” Brett Merrell, senior vice president of health and wellness of Giant Eagle, in a statement.


Follow @SN_News for updates throughout the day.

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved Olysio for use as a treatment for those with hepatitis C, and is expected to approve a similar new drug, sofosbuvir.

Approximately 3.2 million people in the U.S. have hepatitis C, a viral condition that causes inflammation of the liver and can lead to permanent liver damage, liver cancer, liver failure and cirrhosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Read more: Giant Eagle to Offer Free Prescription Delivery

In addition to access to Rx21's expertise and clinical support, Giant Eagle Specialty Pharmacy customers suffering from Hepatitis C and transplant conditions will have 24-hour-a-day access to pharmacists ready to provide counsel on medication management.

Suggested Categories More from Supermarketnews


TAGS: News
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.