MSD appoints Celesio UK as its exclusive wholesaler distribution partner

MSD has appointed AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd, part of Celesio UK as its exclusive wholesaler distribution partner in the UK. From 1st October 2014, AAH pharmaceuticals Ltd will distribute MSD products across the UK to pharmacies, hospitals, GP’s and Family Planning Clinics.

Commenting on the announcement Cormac Tobin, Managing Director of Celesio UK and AAH Pharmaceuticals, said, “Celesio UK is delighted to have been selected by MSD and we look forward to distributing the MSD portfolio of medicines to every dispensing point across the UK and providing a range of innovative patient‐centred services that will optimise 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 an efficient, trusted and first rate 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 business impact and customer loyalty by providing patient services and sharing with them innovative retail models which will deliver profit to the bottom line.

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

Mike Nally, Managing Director of MSD UK adds: “We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Celesio UK and expect a smooth transition to the new arrangement in October 2014. We look forward to working in partnership with Celesio UK to deliver a robust, efficient and transparent supply chain for our customers.”

Notes:

In order to open an account customers should go to the AAH web site – www.aah.co.uk/newaccount – where they will find a simple‐to‐complete account opening form. Alternatively, they can contact the AAH customer service team on 0844 561 2008 who will email the form to them.