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
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.Learn more
News and Events
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Health & Safety Excellence Awards 2023
The Irish Businesses, owned by the PHOENIX Group, Europe’s leading healthcare provider, include United Drug, Lloyds Pharmacy, and TCP Homecare. The group were delighted to announce that they have been shortl...
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.
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.
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.
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.