Ferring Pharmaceuticals appoints Celesio UK as its exclusive wholesaler distribution partner

Following an extensive review of its supply chain arrangements Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd – a world leading manufacturer of urology, endocrine oncology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and reproductive health medicines – has appointed AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd, part of Celesio UK, as its exclusive wholesale distribution partner in the UK with effect from 1 January 2014.

Steve Howson, General Manager of Ferring said, “We are committed to ensuring patients not only have access to the Ferring medicines they need, when and where they need them, but through this agreement and close working relationship we will deliver improved patient outcomes.

“We believe that this new three year arrangement will create a more robust, efficient and transparent supply chain. We were impressed with Celesio UK’s partnership approach to working with us to guarantee product integrity and ensure dispensing customers and their patients obtain the highest possible levels of service.

“AAH Pharmaceuticals has provided Ferring with an emergency supply service for several years which has proven to us that they can reach every dispensing point in the UK”.

Commenting on the announcement Cormac Tobin, Managing Director of Celesio UK and AAH Pharmaceuticals, said, “Celesio UK is delighted to have been selected by Ferring and we look forward to distributing Ferring products to every dispensing point across the UK and providing a range of patient-centred services that will optimise the support for customers and patients.

“As the market develops and needs change, Celesio UK will continue to work in collaboration with manufacturer clients and dispensing customers to provide innovative supply chain solutions which meet their needs, and complement Celesio UK’s support for hospitals, pharmacists, doctors and patients.

“We believe this arrangement will provide new opportunities for dispensing customers to discover the full range of commercial, business and professional benefits which trading with us has to offer.

“All our customers can expect to receive a reliable and efficient service which will impress them, but we will do more than that: we are going to give them compelling reasons to want to do business with us.

“We are committed to helping every single one of our customers grow their business through competitive commercial terms and unrivalled service, helping them gain income and customer loyalty by providing patient services and sharing with them retail models which will deliver profit to the bottom line.

“From account opening to ongoing supply we will make it as easy as possible to do business with Celesio UK”.