Nevertheless, the contract was renewed in 2010 and similar agreements were concluded in 2012 between Lundbeck and Alliance Healthcare, ferring Pharmaceuticals and AAH in 2013. If a pharmacy is having difficulty obtaining stocks of these drugs from the wholesaler, if it has to contact the alK after-sales service team on 0118 903 7940, emergency care can be found and shipped. The customer service team is available Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 2007 – AstraZeneca postpones the implementation of the DTP system – Napp Pharmaceuticals limits the supply of medicines to three wholesalers – AAH, Phoenix Healthcare and UniChem – until October 1 – Sanofi-Aventis limits supply to the same three wholesalers on November 1. But it is a system that has worked well for pharmacists — there was a selection of wholesalers, and it meets the needs of patients. This decision has reduced both choice and competition,” says McClure. “The mechanism may have been different from the UK`s, but the strategy was the same – taking greater control of the supply chain and distribution.” Arnold says it`s reasonable for Pfizer to look for a number of reasons before bringing the new system to the UK: “If you`re such a bold move, you have to see several reasons.” The problem for Pfizer and other manufacturers is that the parallel trade market means that they are not able to keep an overview of where their drugs are going. We supply Actonel through three wholesalers in Great Britain- AAH, Alliance – Phoenix and Northern Ireland – AAH, Sangers – Alliance. The direct supply of pharmacy, which led to such a riot, is not a new idea.
GlaxoSmithKline has been using it since the 1990s. “This is not a new model. This is already the case in the food industry and retail. Wal-Mart, for example, goes directly in 9 out of 10 cases — it does not use wholesalers.