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Alliance Healthcare distribution arm sold to US wholesaler

Move allows parent company to focus on pharmacy operations

January 7th 2021

Tagged: DM Zone news Pharmacy owners' news

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Alliance Healthcare has been sold to US-based pharmaceutical wholesaler AmerisourceBergen Corporation for US$6.275 billion.

The move is said to allow parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance, which additionally operates Boots, Alliance Healthcare and Alphega Pharmacies, to increase its focus on retail pharmacy.

However, Alliance Healthcare UK will remain the distribution partner for Boots until 2031.

AmerisourceBergen first partnered with Walgreens Boots Alliance in 2013 to handle distribution to its US pharmacies.

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