A Conversation with Steve Collis, AmerisourceBergen
As one of the Big Three US wholesaler-distributors, AmerisourceBergen is a major gateway between pharma manufacturers and nearly all distribution channels, including retail pharmacy, hospitals, federal agencies and mail order. It is also a major force in specialty distribution and services through its AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, which includes some well-known brands in pharma services such as ION Solutions, ICS, World Courier, Lash Group, US Bioservices and ASD Healthcare. It also has a business unit that produces unit-packaged pharmaceuticals for hospitals (American Health Packaging), and an extensive independent-pharmacy network, branded as Good Neighbor Pharmacy. This year, it added to its operations with the acquisition of MWI Veterinary, a leading animal-health distributor. It has operations or ventures in Canada and Brazil, and over 150 company-owned offices around the globe.