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United, we do better

About Us

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.

Partners

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Leading Manufacturering Partners.

Employees

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Employees across operations in Dublin, Limerick and Mayo.

Customers

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Customers in pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and primary care centers across Ireland.

Experience

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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.

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Consumer

Consumer

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.

Wholesale

Wholesale

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.

Distribution

Distribution

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

We are part of the PHOENIX Group, Europe’s leading healthcare provider.

The PHOENIX group 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.

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News and Events

June 2024

Webinar Series Returns

As part of our added value Knowledge Hub and
CPD learning programme, we recently hosted an informative webinar on the topic of HPV Vaccination.

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June 2024

The Role of the Pharmacist in Educating on Men’s Health and Wellbeing

The Pharmacist and Pharmacy play a key role play in Educating on Men’s Health.

Pharmacists can present an...

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May 2024

United Drug Support Team Update

At United Drug Wholesale, our goal is to be your long-term partner for your business. We want to support you and help you grow and develop your business so you can provide the best possible patient care...

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May 2024

CPD Learning | Webinar Series 2024

We are delighted to announce the first topic in our 2024 webinar series will take place on June 11th at 7pm.

Our webinars provide meaningful...

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May 2024

Be SunSmart This Summer

According to data gathered by our United Drug Insights team, the Sun and After Sun cream market grew by 6% in 2023 compared to the2022 analysis.

This increase was mainly driven by the After Sun Care market.

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April 2024

An Opportunity To Grow: Female Networking Event

Ladies from United Drug were delighted to attend the first ever Female Networking Event organised by our parent company PHX Ireland. The event which took place in the Address Hotel in Citywest, was attended ...

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April 2024

United Drug Embraces New Values: PHX Ireland

United Drug’s parent company, PHX Ireland, has rolled out a new set of company values.

These were announced after a lengthy period of interpretation and inspiration derived from the mission statement of PHX Ireland’s parent company, PHOENIX Group

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February 2024

National No Smoking Day - Insights by United Drug

In light of National No Smoking Day, we’d like to share an insight into the increasing sales of ‘Habit Treatment Products’ from our Insights Department. This is particularly interesting as it provides an understanding of the Irish public’s desire to reduce their tobacco consumption.

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November 2023

United Drug and Locus Robotics win ‘Best Use of Cobotics’ Award at the Robotics and Automation Awards 2023!

We recently introduced a fleet of Locus Bots to our Baldonnell Warehouse to work harmoniously with colleagues.

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September 2023

Allergy Insights from United Drug

The Allergy category has skyrocketed in the last 3 years and wholesale market sales are at an all time high since 2021! The following statistics from Allergy Ireland showcase exactly why Irish people are reaching for allergy treatments more and more every year:

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June 2023

United Drug's Top Tier Service for Sourcing Exempt Medicines

At United Drug Elements we offer a swift and efficient service for supplying and sourcing Exempt Medicines and pharmaceutical supplies not normally available through regular pharmaceutical distribution channels.

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May 2023

United Drug partners with Locus Robotics

United Drug Partners with Locus Robotics to Deploy AMRs to Improve Warehouse Productivity, Accuracy and Safety. Enhanced warehouse automation is first in Ireland and improves operational efficiencies, scalability, and SLAs. 

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May 2023

Urology Webinar | ISC Usage

As part of their added value CPD learning programme, United Drug recently hosted an informative webinar on the topic of Urology – specifically focusing on intermittent self catheter usage and best practices for Pharmacists to assist their patients in the community.

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April 2023

Our New Parent Company Name

We are delighted to announce our new parent company name - PHX Ireland Group Limited. PHX Ireland Group Limited comprises United Drug, LloydsPharmacy Ireland, and TCP Homecare.

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March 2023

Menopause & Perimenopause | Fast Facts for Pharmacists

Following their win at the Irish Healthcare Awards in December forPatient Education Project of the Year – Pharmaceutical, United Drug were excited to welcome customers back to their refreshed webinar...

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