AAH Pharmaceuticals appointed as solus wholesale partner for Archimedes Pharma

Archimedes Pharma UK Ltd has appointed Celesio UK’s AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd as its solus wholesale partner.

The deal, which will come into effect on 1 March 2014, will mean that AAH will become the sole supplier of Archimedes’ products to all retail pharmacies and dispensing doctors in the UK.

From this date, hospital pharmacies will also be able to obtain Archimedes products from AAH. To obtain supply at hospital contract prices, customers should continue to order through the existing route.

Archimedes is an international speciality pharmaceutical company providing treatments to address serious or chronic debilitating illnesses in the areas of oncology, pain, and critical care.

This announcement follows two other recent solus distribution deals secured by AAH to distribute products from Ferring and Ipsen Ltd.

Chris Frost, Sales Director for AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd said: “Archimedes’ selection of Celesio UK as a solus partner demonstrates our reputation for operational excellence in distributing their products quickly, effectively and in a way that best suits our customers.

“This is Celesio UK’s third solus deal secured in a matter of months: showing that our drive to develop healthcare services for the future through our Reinventing Health strategy continues to take shape.”

Commenting on the new agreement, Martin Gullis, Commercial Director for Archimedes Pharma UK Ltd said: “We believe that this new arrangement will create a more robust, efficient and transparent supply chain.

“We were impressed with Celesio’s partnership approach to working with us to deliver product integrity and ensure dispensing customers and their patients obtain the highest possible levels of service.”

New customers can open an AAH account easily by visiting www.aah.co.uk/newaccount to download a community pharmacy pack. Doing this now will get customers ready for the switchover and ensure a continuous supply of Archimedes products.

AAH’s new accounts team are ready to help with any enquiries about the new agreement and with setting up accounts, on 0844 561 2008.