United Drug agreed a deal with Medco Health Solutions to provide home-based pharmacy care services in the UK, in August 2009.
The joint project will provide a range of services to NHS patients, including prescription drug dispensing and home delivery and on-site nursing care for the administration of oral, injectable and infused agents.
Currently homecare pharmacy services comprise around £1.6 billion of the UK’s prescription drug spending. Investments in services such as these have grown at an annual rate of over 20% over the past five years.
Further reading - An in-depth review of the UK pharmaceutical market, including some background information on pharmacy services, is available from Espicom: The Pharmaceutical Market: United Kingdom (published June 2009)