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pharmaceutical distribution

HDA to host international pharma conference in Geneva

HDA to host international pharma conference in Geneva

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) plans to hold the 2017 International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference (IPDC) this fall in Geneva, Switzerland. HDA said the fourth annual event, scheduled for Oct. 16 and 17 at the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, will be held in partnership with the Swiss Pharma Logistics Association (Pharmalog.ch), European Healthcare

AmerisourceBergen revamps operating model

AmerisourceBergen revamps operating model

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen Corp. said it has reorganized its operating model and leadership to meet customer needs “in a more seamless and unified way.” The pharmaceutical distributor announced Monday that its customer-facing offerings are now aligned under two groups: Pharmaceutical Distribution and Strategic Global Sourcing, and Global Commercialization Services and Animal Health. The

New CEO Alan Turfe takes reins at J M Smith

New CEO Alan Turfe takes reins at J M Smith

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — J M Smith Corp. has named A. Alan Turfe as chairman and chief executive officer, succeeding William Cobb, who is retiring. The pharmaceutical distribution, health care and technology company — whose businesses include Smith Drug Co., QS/1, Integral Solutions Group, RxMedic Systems, Integra LTC Solutions and Burlington Drug Co. — said Wednesday

McKesson Canada names new president

McKesson Canada names new president

ST. LAURENT, Quebec — McKesson Canada has promoted pharmaceutical distribution chief Paula Keays to president. Keays, senior vice president of pharmaceutical distribution and operations, takes the reins as president effective immediately, McKesson Canada said Monday. She fills the vacancy created by the late summer departure of Alain Champagne, who joined sales training and development firm Optimé

McKesson, Walmart expand Rx distribution pact

McKesson, Walmart expand Rx distribution pact

SAN FRANCISCO and BENTONVILLE, Ark. — McKesson Corp. and Walmart have expanded their long-term pharmaceutical distribution pact, including a new sourcing agreement for generic drugs. McKesson and Walmart said Monday that the expanded relationship is “a natural next step.” The companies will collaborate on sourcing generics for their U.S. operations, a move that they said

WBA, AmerisourceBergen extend pact

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen announced earlier this month that it has extended the term of its strategic, long-term relationship with Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) for an additional three years. The move extends the pharmaceutical distribution contract and the Walgreens Boots Alliance Development relationship to 2026. The extension includes an enhanced commitment from WBA

McKesson agrees to acquire Rx distributor in Ireland

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson Corp. has agreed to purchase the pharmaceutical distribution division of Dublin, Ireland-based UDG Healthcare PLC for about $466 million. The deal — which is contingent upon a vote of approval from UDG Healthcare shareholders and clearance from European Union regulators — would give McKesson distribution channels across the Republic of Ireland

McKesson to buy Ireland’s UDG Healthcare

McKesson to buy Ireland’s UDG Healthcare

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson Corp. plans to acquire the pharmaceutical distribution division of Dublin, Ireland-based UDG Healthcare plc for about $466 million. McKesson said early Friday that under the deal it will purchase United Drug and United Drug Sangers, leading wholesale operations across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, respectively; TCP, a home health

Albertsons expands Rx distribution with McKesson

Albertsons expands Rx distribution with McKesson

SAN FRANCISCO and BOISE, Idaho — Food and drug retailer Albertsons has signed a five-year distribution pact for the sourcing and distribution of branded and generic drugs with McKesson Corp. The companies said late Tuesday that the pharmaceutical distribution agreement will go into effect on April 1, 2016. Boise-based Albertsons operates about 1,700 pharmacies in

McKesson taps Tyler to head Rx distribution

SAN FRANCISCO — Brian Tyler has been promoted to president of North American pharmaceutical distribution and services at McKesson Corp. The company also has hired Bansi Nagji to take over Tyler’s previous post as executive vice president of corporate strategy and business development. As president of North American pharmaceutical distribution, Tyler takes on a new