CANADA: McKesson To Acquire Uniprix

McKesson Canada has announced plans to acquire Uniprix, one of the largest groups of independent pharmacists in Quebec.  No financial details of the deal were disclosed.

Uniprix offers services to a network of more than 330 pharmacies across Quebec, and the two sides have a long history of working together.  The deal will see the individual pharmacies remain independently owned.

McKesson noted: “The acquisition will allow independent pharmacies to remain competitive in an increasingly changing industry. For McKesson Canada, this is a strategic investment that enhances our commitment to Quebec.”

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