McKesson Selected by Department of Veterans Affairs as Prime Pharmaceutical Provider

December 12, 2019

Pharmaceutical distributor continues long-standing relationship with VA Healthcare System

IRVING, Texas—December 12, 2019—McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) announced today that it has been selected by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which runs the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system, to continue as the prime pharmaceutical supplier for the agency. Under the new agreement, which takes effect in Aug. 2020, McKesson will supply all of the VA's medical centers and outpatient clinics, as well as the VA's Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacies (CMOPs). The initial two-year contract includes options for up to three, two-year extensions.

“McKesson has had the privilege of supporting the VA as their prime pharmaceutical supplier since 2004,” said Brian Tyler, McKesson’s chief executive officer. “We are honored to once again be selected for the important responsibility of serving those who serve us and providing quality care for our veterans.”

As part of the contract award, McKesson will continue to supply pharmaceuticals to more than 750 locations, including more than 270 medical centers, as well as the VA's seven CMOPs.

McKesson is the largest non-defense vendor serving the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, and other government branches.

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About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, healthcare technology, community oncology and specialty care. McKesson partners with life sciences companies, manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other healthcare organizations to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities to improve patient care in every setting — one product, one partner, one patient at a time. McKesson has been named a “Most Admired Company” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly. For more information, visit

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