Plans by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to slash payments to pharmacies would push United Drug’s wholesale operation into a loss-making situation and potentially lead to the loss of more than 200 jobs.
In a private submission made by United Drug Wholesale (UDW) to consultants evaluating the pharmacy sector, the company said the group’s business model would be undermined by the HSE’s cost-cutting plan. It warns that in a worst case scenario it would...
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