Become A Member Pharmacy

uniPHARM Wholesale Drugs Ltd. has been in business for over 40 years.  We are a full service wholesaler distributing pharmaceuticals, OTCs, home health care products, health and beauty aids, confectionery, private label and seasonal products.  

We are committed to providing unequaled and reliable product availability to all our members. As a member, you are treated as a primary, regardless of how much you order – you are on a level playing field.  We offer inventory and stock protection to our members and shareholders. 

You may not have the time or resources to keep up to date on all the potential issues and activities that could affect your professional practice or business at any given time. We maintain active participation in a variety of industry related organizations so that we have the most up to date information to provide to you.

We are an industry leader in customer service – only a phone call or an email away from any issues.  We offer special orders and can accommodate processing emergency orders and deal with special circumstances if needed.  Click here for our brochure.

Another area that sets us apart from our competitors is our extensive knowledge in the area of home healthcare.  We have found that this area has growing demand within the healthcare segment and we are here to assist you with your patients’ needs. 

Our home healthcare department is here to assist you with all your home healthcare product inquiries.  We will consult with you and source out the products that are needed for your patient.  We buy from over 150 plus vendors and carry over 6,300 SKUs in inventory.  If we don’t carry it, we can order 1,000’s of products as a special order.  As well, we can provide you with retail products for your long term care home.

You will connect directly with a home healthcare specialist to help you determine what you need for your patient.  With over 25 years of combined experience, we can offer product training (with a vendor) and certification seminars.  We liaise with the reps to provide in house training and can customize training to suit your pharmacy.  In some cases, C.E. credits may be earned depending on the course.

Along with this specialized knowledge and product offering in home healthcare, we also offer:

  • Staff benefits program, group health insurance
  • Business merchant services including professional membership discounts
  • Operational, sales and inventory analysis
  • Web Orders web portal provides you with the ability to place online orders
  • Pharmacy/POS Software Connectivity
  • Private label products
  • Medicine Centre banner program (www.medicinecentre.com) - with no banner fees or franchise fees. 

Plus, we currently offer to subsidize the following subscriptions:

RxTx
Through the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) we offer RxTx subscription. As you may know, this subscription covers the COMPENDIUM, DRUG INTERACTIONS, NON PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION AND THERAPEUTICS pharmacy references (4/10 sources which are required by the College of Pharmacists of BC).

IPharmacist
This subscription covers business and clinical resources to help you manage your practice as well as offer you educational and counselling opportunities. Also included are updates on national and provincial pharmacy news, developments in the industry as well as Health Canada updates. Plus much more information included.

BcPhA
With the corporate membership fee, this includes BCPhA Industry insight news in BC, access to the members-only section of the website as well as member communications. Plus many more benefits!

CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
This is a must for small business owners. With this membership, you have access to tools and resources regarding government regulations, Human Resources and any other issues you may come across in your day to day business. As well, they offer discounts and benefits with various partners to assist you with the necessities you need to run your business. Check out the link for more detailed information – CFIB.com

We can also connect you with CIBC to assist in your banking solutions. This includes cash management, lines of credit, loans and credit cards. 

Philanthropy
Our members think it’s very important to give back to our communities.  As a result of our members dedicated support to various charities over the years, uniPHARM Wholesale Drugs Ltd. and its banner program Medicine Centre, created the uniPHARM & Medicine Centre Pharmacies Charitable Foundation (UMC Charity) to formalize the charitable activities of their companies.  The UMC Charity was established as a registered Canadian charity in July 2009.

One of the initiatives that we created was our donation matching program for our shareholders. In a fiscal year, if a store owner donated money to a registered Canadian charity, UMC Charity would donate/match the same amount (to a maximum) to the same charity, thus doubling the donation. 

This is a great way to support your local charity in your community, especially the smaller charities that struggle with fund-raising and are often overlooked.

Check out umccharity.com for more information.

For more information on what we can offer you as a primary wholesaler, please contact
Ralph Lai, General Manager at 604-276-5236 or email ralphl@unipharm.com to find out more information on how uniPHARM can be your number one.