Meijer Acquires National Specialty Pharmacy Company


Grand Rapids-based Meijer Inc. today announced it has acquired Pittsburgh-based Aureus Health Services, in an effort to offer specialty pharmacy services, especially to customers with chronic diseases. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"This purchase combines two reputable industry leaders, and creates an opportunity for national growth by providing better service to customers," says J.K. Symancyk, Meijer president.

Aureus Health Services supplies drug distribution and management services to people with chronic conditions such as Hepatitis C, HIV, Crohn’s disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and multiple sclerosis, among other chronic conditions.

Aureus Health Services’ CEO will remain in his role in the new Meijer business unit. Meijer plans to maintain the company's current patient services centers across the country, in states such as New York, New Jersey, and Missouri.

Meijer operates about 200 grocery stores and super centers across the Midwest, all of which include a pharmacy.