Pharmacy Buying Groups, GPOs and PSAOs

Increase the purchasing power of your pharmacy or specialty medical practice through our pharmacy affiliations and partnerships that include GPOs, buying groups and PSAOs, all supported by exclusive peer groups.

Affiliation and partnership opportunities for your pharmacy or practice

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We offer our pharmacy and specialty medical practice customers access to a variety of flexible and scalable affiliation and partnership models that best fit your unique pharmaceutical purchasing needs now and into the future. Our models include group purchasing organizations (GPOs), retail pharmacy buying groups, pharmacy services administration organizations (PSAOs) and an exclusive online community pharmacy peer group.

Group purchasing organizations and retail buying groups

Our pharmaceutical GPOs leverage the collective purchasing of our pharmacy and specialty medical practice customers to obtain discounts and competitive prices from drug manufacturers, vendors and suppliers.

Our retail pharmacy buying groups negotiate discounts and competitive prices from manufacturers, vendors and suppliers on behalf of independent retail pharmacies. Maximize the value of your drug and merchandising purchases by tapping into the power of our buying groups.

Health Mart Atlas, PSAO for community pharmacies

Health Mart Atlas PSAO is the largest network of high-performing ISMC pharmacies, providing access to narrow networks through strategic contracting, increased pharmacy efficiencies, and the tools to remain top pharmacy performers.

Connect Community pharmacy peer group

Join your peers in our exclusive Connect Community pharmacy peer group. Share insights, ask questions and collaborate with other McKesson customers in our online pharmacy platform. Connect with pharmacists at Health Mart, other retail independents and hospitals and health systems, as well as pharmacy technicians in all settings.

How our health care legacy works for you

Throughout our nearly two-century history, our drug purchasing and distribution services have helped pharmacies in all health care provider and retail pharmacy settings.

Who we serve

  • National retail and chain pharmacies
  • Independent retail pharmacies
  • Hospitals
  • Health systems
  • Other acute-care facilities
  • Ambulatory-care facilities
    • Physician practices
    • Medical clinics
    • Clinical laboratories
  • Extended-care facilities
    • Long-term care facilities
    • Skilled-nursing facilities
    • Assisted-living facilities
    • Home care agencies
  • Alternate site pharmacies
    • Specialty pharmacies
    • Long-term care pharmacies
    • Mail-order pharmacies

Our experience and expertise across all health care settings enables you to drive better clinical outcomes and better business results. Learn more about how our business helps you build your business.