Allscripts to sell drug-packaging division, but who’s the buyer?

Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions today announced an agreement in principle to sell one of its oldest assets, the Medication Services division. But the press release left out one minor detail: the name of the proposed buyer.

I’ve got a request in to the company, but if anyone else has any information, I’d love to hear it.

Allscripts has been prepackaging prescription drugs from its Libertyville, Ill., pharmacy facility (and former corporate headquarters building) for longer than it’s been selling electronic medical records, but medication services no longer is the central focus of the company.

“The proposed sale of our Medication Services business increases our focus on our core healthcare information technology businesses at a time when we expect electronic health records and electronic prescribing, along with our interoperability and connectivity efforts, to receive a substantial boost from the federal economic stimulus package,” CEO Glen Tullman said in the press release.

Allscripts says it will continue offering medication services through a co-marketing agreement. But, again, we don’t know who the company will be co-marketing with.