Davita Rx To Close Coppell Facility, Lay Off 869 Employees After Sale To Walgreens

Davita Rx has submitted a notice to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) that it plans to close a facility in Coppell and lay off hundreds of people that work at or report to it. Walgreens reached a deal to acquire Davita Rx, which is the pharmacy wing of dialysis provider Davita Inc., on July 25. The pharmacy giant is buying Davita’s non-dialysis prescription files billed as a pharmacy benefit, predominately under Medicare Part D, the company said. The deal is expected to close in September. A facility at 1234 Lakeshore Drive, Ste. 200 in Coppell will close, resulting in 869… Full Story

Sizable DFW Employer AmerisourceBergen Could be Bought by Walgreens, Report says

Walgreens executives have approached AmerisourceBergen Corp. about a buyout, according to a scoop from the Wall Street Journal citing people familiar with the matter. The drug distributor Amerisource is building a 300,000-square-foot regional headquarters in Carrollton that could eventually house as many as 3,000 employees, so there’s potential for local impact here. Walgreens already owns about a quarter of the company. The Carrollton facility is set to reach completion this year, and a good portion of the first 1,200 move-ins will come from Amerisource’s current offices in Frisco as the company consolidates its North Texas presence. I’ve reached out to… Full Story