Janssen-Cilag changes wholesaling arrangements in the UK
This article was originally published in Scrip
Janssen-Cilag(Johnson & Johnson) is the latest pharmaceutical company to change its wholesaling arrangements in the UK. It will reduce the number of full-line wholesalers that it uses toAAH Pharmaceuticals, Phoenix Healthcare Distribution andUnichem. It will, however, retain the standard wholesaling model for its business. The new arrangements apply to the mainland of Great Britain, and come into effect in January. A number of other UK companies have also limited the number of wholesalers that they deal with over the past few years, and several have altered their business practices so that distributors act as agents rather than as conventional wholesalers.