Who We Are
uniPHARM is the number one drug wholesaler to independent pharmacy in British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon. We succeed because of the support and commitment of our shareholders.
We believe that it is this unique vision and partnership that will sustain the future of both uniPHARM and independent pharmacy. uniPHARM is committed to providing unequalled and reliable product availability to all our customers through our distribution centre in Richmond, BC. uniPHARM Wholesale Drugs is a full line, full service wholesaler distributing pharmaceuticals, OTCs, home health care products, health and beauty aids, confectionery, private label, seasonal and promotional products. uniPHARM Wholesale Drugs Ltd. is a private company operated in a "cooperative " manner. uniPHARM is owned by its member shareholders and is governed by its Board of Directors, which is elected from amongst the shareholders. Some of the key benefits of uniPHARM:
- Equality of members: one share equals one vote
- Member ownership: It is our members’ company
- Participation in their company’s direction and strategy
- All-inclusive source for merchandise and services
In July 1980, uniPHARM Wholesale Drugs was born. It was designed to cater to the needs of independent pharmacy providing a fair and equitable deal no matter how small the volume. The company initially serviced like-minded independents that had one common purpose – to have an equal voice in a wholesale that would deliver pharmaceuticals, OTC’s and other drug store related merchandise in a timely and competitive manner.
We subscribe to the adage that if you under promise and over deliver your business will flourish. We are a viable alternative to all other wholesalers and we consistently earn our business every day. At uniPHARM, we are all pharmacists who want to practice pharmacy using the best practices available. For independent pharmacists, joining uniPHARM means having access to a network of professionals available to discuss ideas, share experiences or simply to ask questions. The synergy that comes from these contacts nurtures a cooperative environment and overall philosophy, exceptional professional practice and collaborative ideas for program suggestions and development
uniPHARM prides itself on having the best customer service team in the industry. You will be able to talk to a real person to help solve any problem you may encounter. Our goal is to make you our number one priority. We want to make you uniPHARM experience as seamless and painless as possible.
It takes a group of dedicated staff to perform to the best of their ability every day to make sure you have a positive experience in dealing with uniPHARM. From receiving to shipping of orders, ordering to payment of product and all steps in between, the uniPHARM team wants all of their customers to know they care about your business but more importantly about you.
It is our privilege to honour and celebrate the accomplishments of our Shareholders. Many have received prestigious awards within the pharmacy profession and are passionate about their involvement as health care providers in their local communities. Our shareholders and company are proud recipients of the following provincial and national awards:
- Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Member
- BC and Alberta Community Awards
- Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Bowl of Hygeia Award
- BC Pharmacy Association Awards
- Commitment to Care and Service Awards
We take our responsibility as a good corporate citizen very seriously. It is important for us to give back to the communities in which we do business and to help our shareholder pharmacies support charitable endeavours in their own communities. The Company has formed its own registered charity, uniPHARM & Medicine Centre Pharmacies Charitable Foundation (UMC Charity), to allow shareholder member pharmacies to access funds for contribution to various charitable causes they wish to support in their communities throughout BC, Alberta and the Yukon.