When health care is no longer optional, there is Option Care. Through a national network of some 100 pharmacies and franchised locations, Option Care provides specialty pharmacy services and home infusion (intravenous or IV) therapies in more than 35 states. The company also sells infusion pharmaceuticals and equipment and provides nursing and respiratory therapy services. Option Care provides training, marketing, and operating support to its franchisees that obtain patient referrals from hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies. Option Care is a wholly-owned subsidiary of drug store giant Walgreen Co., and is helmed by president Paul Mastrapa.