WE ARE UNITED DRUG
Working with principals, pharmacies and hospitals, we shape our services around their requirements and we deliver best in class product, services and tailored solutions that make us a dependable, long-term partner for your business.
With comprehensive geographical coverage and twice daily delivery from United Drug Wholesale we provide the smooth, safe and efficient onward delivery of products to Retail Pharmacies, Hospitals, Nursing Homes and GP’s. Thus, aligning with our unity of purpose: to improve care and improve lives.
Leading Manufacturering Partners.
Employees across operations in Dublin, Limerick and Mayo.
Customers in pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and primary care centers across Ireland.
Years' experience in the industry.
United, We Strive for Excellence
Our breadth of Pharmaceutical products and services, accurate and timely delivery, flexibility, packaging options and reliability are just a few of the reasons customers, suppliers and manufacturers partner with us for their pharmaceutical distribution needs. Offering three unique service divisions, United Drug is a total solutions provider for Pharmacies, Hospitals and Patient needs. Our supply network of warehouses and vehicles regularly exceeds national standards, we continue to invest in upgrading our infrastructure.
At United Drug Consumer, our expertise lie in supplying and distributing the products normally found at the front of the pharmacy counter – from fragrances and cosmetics to over-the-counter medicines. We offer a range of services across all retail channels including sales management, distribution services, marketing support, product training and e-commerce solutions to our suppliers and customers.
As part of our commitment to providing best in class pharmaceutical products and services, United Drug Wholesale offers a range of tailored solutions that offer pharmacies a one stop shop for optimising their businesses with access to buying groups, claims management, retail optimisation and patient care services.
United Drug Distribution is the leading pre-wholesaler and pharmaceutical distributor in Ireland. Managing outsourced activities on behalf of over 80 of the world’s leading healthcare manufacturers, our core focus is in the areas of storage, order processing, distribution, commercial support and we also offer a range of bespoke value added services.
We are now a PHOENIX company
The PHOENIX group has recently acquired parts of McKesson Europe including Ireland (namely United Drug, LloydsPharmacy, Median Healthcare and TCP Homecare)
The transaction will create an integrated healthcare provider that brings together more than 45,000 employees, covers 29 countries, includes 224 pharmaceutical wholesale and pre-wholesale sites, as well as more than 3,200 owned pharmacies and 17,000 partner pharmacies. Thanks to the combined expertise of both companies, all customer groups will benefit from additional products and services in accordance with their local needs.Learn more
News and Events
Pharmacy Webinar Series 2023
In January, we were joined by Larry Ryan, (Director of B&A Research and Insights) and Oonagh O'Hagan, Managing Director of Meaghers Pharmacy to discuss some of the trends that are at play which are likely to have influence over how shoppers approach pharmacy in the year ahead...
Supporting Childline at Christmas
€16,000 was raised to support Childline at Christmas by colleagues and customers of United Drug, LloydsPharmacy, Median Healthcare and TCP Homecare.
Irish Healthcare Awards - Winners
We were ecstatic to have won the 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙀𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙔𝙚𝙖𝙧 — 𝙋𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 award at the Irish Healthcare Awards for our United Drug, Pharmacy Webinar Series. United Drug are extremely proud of...
United Drug take home Covid19 Crisis Response Award
United Drug were delighted to have taken home the award for the COVID-19 Crisis Response category at the Pharma Industry Awards. “We are extremely proud of our teams and the fantastic work that was done by
PHOENIX group completes acquisition of McKesson companies in Ireland
The PHOENIX group has completed the acquisition of parts of McKesson Europe, following the clearance by competition authorities of the full scope of the transaction. The transaction has now completed.
McKesson Ireland proud to announce ISPCC as their new Charity Partner
McKesson Irelandhas today announced a new charity partnership with ISPCC to help support the children’s charity with the provision of Childline services for children and young people.
United We Stand | Covid19 Documentary
Through a series of intimate interviews with some of the company’s senior leaders, coupled with behind the scenes footage, learn first-hand what it took to set up the operation for the COVID-19 vaccine distribution across Ireland.
McKesson Ireland raise 50k for Aware.
Following a two-year partnership with Aware as their official Charity Partner, McKesson Ireland have expressed a massive thank you for all the fundraising efforts from their employees across the four businesses...
Insights on Menopause Product Growth
The Menopause category has experienced huge growth in the last two years with a striking increase in public awareness. With the unfortunate shortage of HRT medicines , Menopause has been covered extensively in the media.
Taking the Stigma Out of Stoma
The webinar for pharmacists, provided lived experience from a nurse and patient perspective giving pharmacists the tools, like the new Coloplast information booklet, to make it easier to open the conversation.
The Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout
United Drug, Ireland’s leading pharmaceutical distribution company, has been solely responsible for delivering all COVID-19 vaccines across Ireland since December 2020.
United Drug's Ukraine Emergency Fund
As part of McKesson Ireland, United Drug are showing our support for Ukraine in the best and most immediate way possible. The key advice from charity organisations is that monetary donations are the most appropriate means of supporting the humanitarian efforts on the ground in Ukraine...
United Drug make the switch to renewable gas to power a more sustainable future
United Drug has made the switch to a Renewable Gas, Biomethane as part of our efforts to become carbon Neutral by 2030.
Exciting Career Opportunities within the United Drug Warehouse
United Drug are currently recruiting several Warehouse Operative roles for our United Drug warehouses. These opportunities are based within a dynamic work
environment and include order picking and packing, with competitive pay.
United Drug Go Green | Installation of EV Charging Points
As part of our efforts to become carbon Neutral by 2030, United Drug has installed 6 electric car chargers at our sites in Citywest, and Baldonell.
United Drug partners with Energia to provide 100% green electricity
In ongoing efforts to meet the 2030 carbon neutral goal, United Drug has signed up Energia to supply our sites with 100% renewable energy for the next two years.
Winners of the PIA COVID-19 response award and IHA Patient Education Project 2022