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Company Overview of OptumRx, Inc.

Company Overview

OptumRx, Inc., doing business as Prescription Solutions by OptumRx, provides pharmacy benefit management services. It operates a network of mail service pharmacies and community pharmacies. The company also manages prescription drug benefits of commercial, Medicare, government health plans, and employers and unions. In addition, it offers specialty pharmacy and clinical programs. The company serves managed care organizations, employers, unions/Taft Hartley trust funds, and consultants. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Irvine, California. OptumRx, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of OptumRx Holdings, LLC.

2300 Main Street

Irvine, CA 92614

United States

Founded in 1989





Key Executives for OptumRx, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 54
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President of Mail Service and Specialty Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

OptumRx, Inc. Key Developments

OptumRx Mulls Acquisitions

OptumRx, Inc. plans to make acquisitions. Dirk Mcmahon, Chief Executive Officer of OptumRx said: “Well I would say?-- I think what I'd what I would say, I go back to our local care delivery. As we think about where we're going to continue to acquire, what you'll see, as I said, four to six markets per year. We're in 21, 22 markets today. We'll ultimately, hopefully looking to grow into 75 markets in the future. And I think if you're looking for a place about where we might be looking as far as acquisitions, it would be there.”

Orexo Enters an Exclusive Reimbursement Agreement with UnitedHealth Group and OptumRx for Zubsolv

Orexo AB announced a multi-year agreement with UnitedHealth Group and OptumRx providing preferred coverage and reimbursement of ZUBSOLV. Under the agreement, ZUBSOLV will be given preferred, Tier 2 brand status on UnitedHealth Group commercial employer and individual formularies managed by OptumRx for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence through June 30, 2014. Beginning on July 1, 2014 ZUBSOLV will become the only buprenorphine/naloxone combination product on all of UnitedHealth's closed and highly managed health plan formularies, inclusive of all brand and generic formulations.

OptumRx Announces Expansion in Oklahoma City

OptumRx announced an expansion in Oklahoma City, where employees will serve the health care needs of millions of Americans. The company will hire Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in addition to customer service advocates and a variety of positions involving training and quality management. The company expects the facility to be fully staffed by the end of this year to help ensure OptumRx is prepared to serve UnitedHealthcare employer and individual health plan participants. The Oklahoma City facility manages mail service order intake and customer service in support of the company and UnitedHealth Group's pharmaceutical, insurance and health and wellness programs from Jan. 1, 2012 through the end of this year, the company will have created more than 135 new jobs in Oklahoma City.

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