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Actavis is one of the world’s leading player’s in the development, manufacture and sale of high-quality generic pharmaceuticals with operations in over 40 countries. Globally the company has built a strong reputation for the production and efficient delivery of first class generic pharmaceuticals at affordable prices. There are currently over 830 Actavis products on the market worldwide and over 330 products under development and pending registration. These products are currently sold in markets all over the globe including the EU, US and Japan.

Actavis entered the Irish market in 2008, having identified it as a key market in Europe. Based in Cork with a dedicated sales and marketing team, Actavis is committed to providing pharmacist long term sustainable value across a broad product portfolio. This commitment is based on a partnership approach with pharmacists with value, choice, service & support central to Company’s offering.

Actavis Ireland is proud & delighted to sponsor the Actavis Excellence in Community Practice Award. It is important to recognise the exceptional professional efforts exercised by Community Pharmacists in Ireland.


GlaxoSmithKline is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. Headquartered in the UK, they are a global organisation with offices in over 100 countries and major research centres in the UK, USA, Belgium and China.

But being a leader brings responsibility. This means that we care about the impact that we have on the people and places touched by our mission to improve health around the world.

It also means that we must help developing countries where debilitating disease affects millions of people and access to life-changing medicines and vaccines is a problem. To meet this challenge, we are committed to providing discounted medicines where they are needed the most.

We are one of the few pharmaceutical companies researching both medicines and vaccines for the World Health Organization’s three priority diseases – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and are very proud to have developed some of the leading global medicines in these fields.

We produce medicines that treat major disease areas such as asthma, anti-virals, infections, mental health, diabetes, cardiovascular and digestive conditions. In addition, we are a leader in the important area of vaccines and are developing new treatments for cancer.

Lundbeck Ireland Ltd

Founded in Denmark in 1915 and with a presence in Ireland since 1985, we currently employ over 40 people. Lundbeck has evolved into a 'True Specialist in Psychiatry and Pioneer in Neurology'. Lundbeck is unique among pharmaceutical companies, by focusing 100% of its research, production and marketing activities on products for the treatment of disorders of the Central Nervous System (CNS).

The Lundbeck Institute based in Denmark is unique to Lundbeck. Its goal is to help increase the awareness of psychiatric and neurological disorders by providing evidence-based education and information for physicians. The Lundbeck Institute is fully dedicated to non-promotion related activities.

Lundbeck's vision is to help patients suffering from psychiatric and neurological diseases. By developing products within the CNS area, we are constantly working to find new and effective therapies for these disorders.

JPA Brenson Lawlor

JPA Brenson Lawlor are accountants, taxation and business advisors. Specialising in the retail pharmacy sector the practise was established 30 years ago, is located in Donnybrook, Dublin 4 and now acts for over 250 retail pharmacies in all areas of the country. Our clients include large groups, small groups and individual pharmacy operators. In addition to accounts and taxation services we advise our pharmacy clients in connection with Pharmacy valuations, Pharmacy acquisitions/sales, Banking – new acquisitions and/or refinance of existing debt, Due diligence, Wealth and tax planning, Personal debt management and reorganisation Payroll, VAT compliance, book keeping.   

We are well positioned to advise our clients in connection with the impact of the ongoing changes within the sector and the management of these changes. We bench mark results, advise our clients in relation to income enhancing opportunities and best practise and provide a forum to support the sector at all levels.  

We are regarded as the lead firm of advisors to the sector and our work is regularly relied upon by banks, by wholesalers, by the courts in litigation support and by third party users.

For a no obligation initial consultation please contact Padraic Ferguson Padraic@brensonlawlor.ie or Thomas McDonald Thomas@brensonlawlor.ie, phone 01 6689760, address JPA Brenson Lawlor, Argyle Square, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.


Pinewood Healthcare was established in 1976 and is the leading and fastest growing branded generic company in Ireland. Currently employing over 350 people, the company manufactures liquids, creams/ointments and powders from it’s Tipperary facility and also markets and distributes branded generics to retail pharmacies throughout Ireland and supplies a wide range of services and pharmaceuticals to hospitals from its purpose built facility in Dublin.

With a broad product portfolio, Pinewood Healthcare’s product range includes antibiotics, cardiovascular, analgesic, dermatological, gastrointestinal, CNS, rheumatology, hormonal, urological, dietetic, respiratory and allergy products.

This extensive product portfolio coupled with excellent sales and marketing expertise has generated strong and sustainable growth in sales over many years. An increasing proportion of the Company's profits are reinvested in their product development programme. This commitment has resulted in an extensive number of new product launches in recent years. Pinewood Healthcare last year saw the successful launch of a number of new products and 2011 will see further expansion of its product portfolio with 8 more products ready for launch.

Quality products, competitively priced, delivered on time and backed by individual customer service, technical advice and marketing support has always been Pinewood Healthcare’s commitment to customers and they take pride in delivering on this commitment.


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is a global pharmaceutical company specialising in the development, production and marketing of generic and proprietary branded pharmaceuticals as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Teva is among the top 15 pharmaceutical companies and is the largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world.

Teva is a major employer in Ireland. In Waterford a team of over 400 highly-skilled employees work in the company’s manufacturing facility, where there are three pharmaceutical plants as well as a research and development lab on its campus. The Waterford plant is of major strategic importance within the Teva manufacturing network and is responsible for the manufacture and development of respiratory products for supply to the United States and other global markets.

Teva Pharmaceutical Ireland’s commercial arm is based in Dundalk and is responsible for managing the sales and support services for Teva’s large portfolio of products. The company is rapidly evolving in Ireland, continually expanding its range of products to better meet the needs of Irish patients and healthcare professionals.

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