NEW YORK — Schnuck Markets is expanding its presence in specialty pharmacy services, according to published reports.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Schnucks opened its first Schnucks Infusion Solutions location last month in St. Louis, where the supermarket chain is based.
The 6,500-sq.-ft. facility provides infusion services for serious, chronic conditions like autoimmune diseases, hemophilia, cancers and others, staffed by nurses, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who prepare infusions and administer them in patients' homes or its ambulatory infusion center.
Schnucks has been involved in specialty for a while. In May 2012, it opened a stand-alone pharmacy in the pavilion of St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill., its first stand-alone specialty pharmacy in Illinois. The 2,000-sq.-ft. pharmacy specializes in conditions like HIV, hepatitis, autoimmune disorders, organ transplants and cancers and replaced the specialty pharmacy at a nearby store.