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Improving care in every setting, one product, one partner, one patient at a time

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.

UNITED, WE IMPROVE CARE AND IMPROVE LIVES

As part of McKesson, our focus on the patient drives everything we do.

Because, when we improve care, we’re helping to improve lives. And that’s what motivates all 78,000 McKesson employees around the world.

Currently ranked 7th on the FORTUNE 500, McKesson is a global leader in healthcare chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, healthcare technology, community oncology and specialty care. We partner with sciences companies, manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other healthcare organisations to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities to improve patient care - one product, one partner, one patient at a time.

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News and Events

April 2022

Substance Misuse: An Understanding of the Community Pharmacist's Role

The community pharmacist can play an important role in providing
optimal care for the patients misusing any substance.

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April 2022

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.

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April 2022

Insights for Allergy Season

For 2022 to date, we’ve seen 8% sales growth in antihistamines, albeit out of season. This points
towards continued growth in this space over the coming year.

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January 2022

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.

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March 2022

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...

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February 2022

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.

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December 2021

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. 

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October 2021

United Drug Values the Importance of Mental Health

October was mental health awareness month. For mental health awareness month United Drug along with TCP Homecare, Median Healthcare and Lloyds Pharmacy Ireland took part in three hikes across Ireland raising...

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March 2022

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.

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April 2022

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.

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May 2022

Wally’s Warriors Run Miles for Money

This June a group of 12 friends AKAWally’s Warriors, are taking on the ultimate Irish relay running non-stop the length of Ireland! The course runs from Malin Head, Donegal to Mizen Head, Cork that’s some 569  KM’s.

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