OneOme And Walgreens Boots Alliance Subsidiary Alliance Healthcare Partner To Bring Personalized Prescriptions To The Netherlands (2024)

MINNEAPOLIS and 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --OneOme today announced a pilot partnership with Alliance Healthcare Netherlands (a wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreens Boots Alliance) that will bring pharmacogenomic testing to selected Boots and Alphega Pharmacy locations throughout the Netherlands.

Pharmacogenomics (PGx) is the study of how DNA may affect individual response to medications. PGx testing analyzes a patient's DNA to give doctors and pharmacists information that may help them optimize medication selection for that patient, reduce trial and error in the prescribing process, potential healthcare costs and decrease the likelihood of adverse drug reactions.

"The OneOme team is thrilled to be partnering with Alliance Healthcare Netherlands. This is an organization that is committed to delivering exceptional patient care. We are excited to work with the pharmacists at pilot locations to provide medication optimization through pharmacogenomic insights," said Morgan Donaldson, Director of International Business Development for OneOme.

As part of the initial pilot, pharmacists at 18 Boots and Alphega Pharmacy locations in the Netherlands will be able to order OneOme's RightMed® comprehensive test* for their patients. Patients will be able to give their DNA sample in the pharmacy with a cheek swab. When the pharmacists get the patient's results, they will schedule a consultation with the patient, as well as reach out to the patient's general practitioner to discuss the results and how they may be relevant to the patient's medications.

The pilot phase of the partnership is intended to evaluate the feasibility of offering PGx testing in all Boots and Alphega retail pharmacy locations in the Netherlands, as well as to understand the impact on patient care. Manuel Voll, Director Alphega Pharmacies in the Netherlands, noted, "We look forward to working with OneOme to ensure a successful implementation and to capture important insights about how patients and pharmacies can benefit from the RightMed test."

OneOme's RightMed comprehensive testand report provide insights on 27 genes for 300 different medications, giving pharmacists and doctors valuable genetic information they can use to help optimize medication selection for their patients.

About Alliance Healthcare
Alliance Healthcare Netherlands is a versatile company in the entire pharmaceutical care chain from producer to consumer. This unique position enables Alliance Healthcare to integrate the various needs of stakeholders within the chain and thus arrive at innovative solutions. The health and well-being of customers is the companies connecting factor. By forming strategic partnerships, Alliance Healthcare guarantees the quality of the care and the optimal support of the customer. Cooperation is the companies key to success.

Internationally leading brand
Alliance Healthcare Nederland is part of the Walgreens Boots Alliance. Walgreens Boots Alliance is present in more than 25** countries, employs more than 440,000 people and has more than 18,750 stores. The wholesale division supplies more than 115,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals from 300 distribution centers in 11 countries. Alliance Healthcare is the market leader in Europe.

About Alphega Pharmacy
Alphega Pharmacy is a chain of 132 independent pharmacists in the Netherlands, with a strong focus on healthcare. Alphega Pharmacy is a leading European network of independent pharmacists, with the aim of improving the health and well-being of communities, by providing innovative services for independent community pharmacies. Alphega is present in 10 European countries and comprises approximately 6,800 pharmacies (as of 31 August, 2019). Alphega's pharmacy formula is part of Alliance Healthcare Nederland B.V.

About Boots
Boots Pharmacy is a fully owned pharmacy chain with 59 pharmacies in the Netherlands. Boots operates local and large pharmacies in Schiphol Airport Amsterdam and Utrecht Central Station. Boots is active in fourteen countries around the world and has more than 4,600 pharmacies (as of 31 August 2019). Boots Nederland is part of the International Retail Pharmacy Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, the first global pharmaceutically managed health and welfare company.

About OneOme
OneOme, LLC is a leader in providing evidence-based pharmacogenetic solutions that support personalized prescriptions around the world. Combined with an in-house CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited lab, OneOme's RightMed test provides comprehensive genetic insights that physicians, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals can use to help make medication decisions for their patients. OneOme is based in Minneapolis, MN, USA. For more information, visit

*OneOme's RightMed comprehensive test is not available in the U.S.

** 12 months for the year ending 31 August 2019, excluding investments according to the Equity method.

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Is Alliance part of Walgreens? ›

The company was formed on December 31, 2014, after Walgreens bought the 55% stake in Alliance Boots that it did not already own. The total price of the acquisition was $4.9 billion in cash and 144.3 million common shares with fair value of $10.7 billion.

Who can alter medication prescriptions? ›

You should not be endorsing 'PC' or 'PNC' if you want to change anything on the prescription, only the prescriber can do this. If you have any doubt about what to dispense against an incomplete prescription, you should return it to the prescriber for further information.

What countries are in the Walgreens Boots Alliance? ›

Our International segment has pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses in five countries, including our principal brands of Boots in the UK, Thailand and the Republic of Ireland, Boots Opticians and Benavides in Mexico, as well as WBA's pharmaceutical wholesale operation in Germany.

What does Walgreens Boots Alliance do? ›

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader serving millions of customers and patients every day, with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities.

Can I get a prescription from Boots pharmacy? ›

How does it work? We'll send your request to the GP. Once checked and approved, they'll send us back a prescription and we can get your medication ready for you. Collect your prescription from a Boots pharmacy of your choice, or if you're in England you can have it delivered for free*.

Can I take a private prescription to any pharmacy? ›

You should take a privately-issued prescription to any pharmacy and bear the cost yourself, and please note that the cost will be the price of the medication and NOT the standard NHS prescription fee.

How do you get a private prescription? ›

A GP in the surgery can only provide a private prescription if the medication is not available on the NHS. A private prescription is not written on an official NHS prescription and so is not paid for by the NHS. A prescription is a legal document for which the doctor, who has issued and signed it, is responsible.

Who owns Alliance Healthcare? ›

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen, having been formerly owned by Walgreens Boots Alliance until 2021.

Is Walgreens Boots Alliance the same as Walgreens? ›

(Nasdaq: WBA), finalizing the two-step merger launched in 2012 to create the world's first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Under a reorganization merger agreement approved earlier this week by Walgreens shareholders, Walgreens is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

What brands are under Walgreens? ›

WBA's portfolio of consumer brands includes Walgreens, Boots, Duane Reade, the No7 Beauty Company, Benavides and Ahumada.

Is Alliance RX and Walgreens merger? ›

June 24, 2022. ORLANDO, Fla., June 24, 2022 – One of the country's largest specialty and home delivery pharmacies is now AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy . Walgreens announced full ownership of the company in January, necessitating the name change.


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