US Pharm. 2012;37(8):8.
Deerfield, IL—Walgreen Co. has announced that it is acquiring the regional drugstore chain USA Drug in a $438 million deal, which will give the company a larger presence in the southern United States. The deal involves 144 drugstores under the names USA Drug, Super D Drug, May’s Drug, Med-X, and Drug Warehouse. The stores are located in Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Sales for the chain totaled $825 million in 2011. The acquired drugstores will continue to operate under their current brand names for the time being. The transaction is expected to close by September 1, 2012.
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