In 2005, 4 Roscommon pharmacists came together to see how they could improve their buying power by buying together for the benefit of their customers. Very quickly the word spread and more pharmacies joined forming a company called Pharmasave, all realising the benefits acting together could bring to their customers. Buying together gives greater negotiating power and thereby enabling totalhealth pharmacies to offer larger ranges at better prices.
From 2005-2012, customers of Pharmasave benefitted primarily by their local pharmacy being part of this buying group. Pharmasave pharmacies wanted more for their customers than just a buying group. This led to the creation of the brand totalhealth Pharmacy. Pharmacists wanted to offer more benefits to their customers while building a consumer facing brand that would compete in the marketplace under a common symbol and image. In essence, the Group wanted an excellent brand that would reflect all the values that they had spent their lives working for, hence, totalhealth, and it's core values of Trusted, Local, Care came into being.
The first totalhealth pharmacy opened in Westport in October 2013. By the end of 2016, we expect to see 65+ totalhealth pharmacies nationwide.