Armada Health Care and AIDS Healthcare Foundation Announce New Purchasing Alliance


Armada Health Care announced today that the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has chosen Armada to be its primary purchasing partner.

Armada Health Care (Armada), the nation's largest specialty pharmacy group purchasing and channel management organization, is pleased to announce that the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has chosen Armada to be its primary purchasing partner. Armada and AHF will work together to leverage the vast industry coverage and combined purchasing volumes for HIV/AIDS specialty medications. "We consider the new partnership with AHF a great synergistic opportunity for both organizations," said Lawrence Irene, Armada chief executive officer. Irene added, "This relationship greatly expands the already significant purchasing volume for HIV medications within the Armada membership, which can help open new doors with manufacturers of these products. Additionally, we will work closely to ensure that AHF maximizes all benefits from our diverse contract portfolio of products and services."

"AHF is pleased to partner with Armada Health Care to help AHF sustain its mission. Currently, AHF provides medical care and services to more than 215,000 individuals in 28 countries worldwide," said Scott Carruthers, national director of pharmacy services for AIDS Healthcare Foundation. "Our ability to control costs directly impacts our ability to continue to bring cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to our patients--regardless of one's ability to pay."

About AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest nonprofit global HIV/AIDS organization operates in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific region and Eastern Europe. AHF has grown from a group of friends dedicated to the creation of dignified care for people in the last stages of AIDS to the largest AIDS organization in the United States. The Foundation now operates outpatient healthcare centers in California, Florida, Georgia. Ohio, Texas and Washington, D.C. AHF also operates 32 specialty pharmacies, a clinical research unit, a disease management program throughout the State of Florida (Positive Healthcare/Florida), and the first capitated Medicaid managed care program for people with AIDS (Positive Healthcare/California). For more information about AHF please visit

About Armada

Armada Health Care, LLC (Armada) is the industry's largest specialty pharmacy group purchasing and contracting organization. Armada provides comprehensive and cost effective access to the nation's $100 billion specialty pharmacy industry. Armada offers specialty pharmacy providers, manufacturers, health plans and wholesale distributors a total channel management solution through customized patient programs, prescription-data-management services, online platforms and unique purchasing agreements on specialty pharmacy products.

For more information about Armada, please visit

SOURCE Armada Health Care, LLC

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