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McKesson Ireland raise 50k for their official Charity Partner, Aware.
Charity McKesson Ireland
McKesson Ireland raise 50k for their official Charity Partner, Aware.

By lucia onofri on Sep 23, 2022

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 of United Drug, Lloyds Pharmacy, TCP Homecare and Median Healthcare. 

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Making the switch to smart and sustainable business cards.
Sustainability
Making the switch to smart and sustainable business cards.

By lucia onofri on Jul 11, 2022

As of July, we are delighted to announce that we have made the switch from printing business cards to using the new Lunar Smart Card. Using NFC Technology, our new smart card can trigger our business details and contact information when tapped against a smartphone.

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Don’t be afraid to ask… 'Could this be Sepsis?'
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Don’t be afraid to ask… 'Could this be Sepsis?'

By lucia onofri on Sep 13, 2022

Sepsis can affect anybody, at any age; but it is more likely to occur in older people or very young children because their immune systems are weaker. The HSE defines Sepsis as a serious complication of an in...

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Insights on Menopause Product Growth
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Insights on Menopause Product Growth

By Julie Nicholl-Flood on Jul 21, 2022

Menopause Supplements Category 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...

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Insights for a Sun Smart Summer
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Insights for a Sun Smart Summer

By Julie Nicholl-Flood on Jun 02, 2022

The United Drug Insights team saw Sunscreen sales double from 2020 to 2021. These sales grew across all sunscreen subcategories from 2020 to 2021, with the biggest increase in adult sunscreen. Adult sunscree...

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Wally’s Warriors Run Miles for Money in aid of Music Therapy at the NCH, Crumlin
Charity
Wally’s Warriors Run Miles for Money in aid of Music Therapy at the NCH, Crumlin

By Julie Nicholl-Flood on May 10, 2022

This June a group of 12 friends AKA Wally’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 5...

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

By Julie Nicholl-Flood on Apr 29, 2022

We were delighted to host our second Webinar of 2022, on the topic of substance misuse in the community and the role pharmacists can play in spotting the signs and offering support to their patients.   Denis...

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Taking the Stigma Out of Stoma – Hints and Tips on how to engage your ostomy patients.
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Taking the Stigma Out of Stoma – Hints and Tips on how to engage your ostomy patients.

By Julie Nicholl-Flood on Apr 21, 2022

We were delighted to host our first Ostomy Webinar of 2022, around Stoma and helping pharmacists to feel comfortable speaking to ostomy patients. The webinar for pharmacists, provided lived experience from a...

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Insights for Allergy Season
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Insights for Allergy Season

By Julie Nicholl-Flood on Apr 08, 2022

In the Spring edition of our Pharma Le Chéile brochure, our insights focused on antihistamines and allergy season. Overall, the market growth for antihistamines is up 19% in 2021 versus 2020. Generic lines d...

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United Drug partners with Energia to provide 100% green electricity
Sustainability
United Drug partners with Energia to provide 100% green electricity

By Julie Nicholl-Flood on Apr 01, 2022

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. Energia is Ireland’s greenest electricity sup...

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United Drug Go Green | Installation of EV Charging Points
Sustainability
United Drug Go Green | Installation of EV Charging Points

By Julie Nicholl-Flood on Mar 16, 2022

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. The chargers are available for employee use, with 12 employ...

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Insights on Cold and Flu Trends
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Insights on Cold and Flu Trends

By Julie Nicholl-Flood on Mar 10, 2022

AS featured in our January / February edition of the Pharma Le Chéile brochure our insights focused on Cold & Flu season. This category has seen a lot of disruption over the last two years, with a dissol...

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