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United Drug buys UK pharmacy company

PHARMACEUTICAL group United Drug has acquired Careology Ltd, a speciality pharmacy homecare company.

The new combined business will operate under the Medco Health Solutions [UK] banner.

The company will focus on patients with complex diseases receiving specialty medicines.

The firm says that its combined scale and expertise will support the British National Health Service in delivering improved clinical outcomes and better patient experience across the UK.

Irish based United Drug said that the move supported United Drug's strategy to expand and develop their specialty healthcare business and to become a leading provider of specialty services in the UK.