Pharmaceutical distribution company Mediq (formerly OPG Groep) is involved in both commercial wholesaling and consumer retailing of drugs and other health care supplies. In the Netherlands, the company has about 200 retail pharmacies (through Mediq Pharmacy) and operates drug and medical supply wholesalers that serve other pharmacies as well as hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. It also provides related technology and logistics services. Mediq's international operations include wholesale and retail businesses in Poland, as well as other European countries and the US. It entered five new countries and greatly enhanced its medical device offerings with the 2010 buy of Oriola-KD for about $108 million.
In 2008 Mediq acquired US home health distribution firm Byram Healthcare. The following year the company sold its Laboratoria Flandria drug wholesaler in Belgium to Celesio.
Also in 2009, the company changed its name from OPG to Mediq to reflect its international operations. Mediq acquired assist, a Germany-based company that supplies medical devices to diabetes patients at home. – less