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McKesson leverages scale to deliver value

McKesson leverages scale to deliver value

Members of McKesson Corp.’s senior management know what it takes to be a major player in the global health care marketplace, and they are moving decisively to ensure that going forward the company remains a dominant force in the sector. McKesson in recent years has made a number of strategic acquisitions that deepen and extend

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

Global consolidation rolls on in drug channel

Global consolidation rolls on in drug channel

McKesson’s deal to buy Ireland’s UDG Healthcare reflects the global consolidation of health care distribution, as drug wholesalers continue their drive for scale, especially in the realm of generic drugs, according to Fitch Ratings. “The UDG deal will add to McKesson’s generic purchasing power and further enhance its European pharmaceutical distribution presence, following its acquisition

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

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

Rite Aid, McKesson expand distribution relationship

Rite Aid, McKesson expand distribution relationship

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. and McKesson Corp. have expanded their distribution agreement to cover a longer time frame and include both generic and brand-name drugs. The companies said Tuesday that the new five-year agreement runs to March 2019. The deal marks a second extension of Rite Aid and McKesson’s primary distribution relationship.