Our purpose
& impact

The DBG Health
company purpose

At DBG Health, we are driven by a purpose:

To enhance the health and well-being of all patients and consumers, by providing affordable access to health, wellness, and beauty products that improve the quality of their lives.

As a diversified healthcare group, we are committed to advancing healthcare through the development of innovative solutions that address the needs of our patients and consumers. Many of these solutions save lives, while all ensure the provision of affordable products that people need and use every day, without compromising on quality or efficacy.

In our pharmaceutical business, we deliver more than 100 million packs of affordable medicines to patients every year, reducing the burden on the government and ultimately, taxpayers. Meanwhile, our growing over-the-counter health, wellness, and beauty portfolios are also focused on providing high-quality products at affordable prices.

In addition to our products and services, we support a range of charities that positively and materially impact the health and wellbeing of thousands, if not millions of people each year.

DBG Health is proud to be a 100 percent independent company that employs more than 700 people who share a dedication to excellence and ethical practices in everything we do. We are committed to providing a diverse, supportive workplace that helps our people achieve their aspirations and development.

“We create value for all retailers through our broad and diverse portfolio.”

Supporting retailers as they support patients and consumers

DBG Health, through Arrotex Pharmaceuticals and VidaCorp, is committed to providing pharmacies with a broad portfolio of PBS-subsidised prescription medicines and over-the-counter products for their pharmacy business and their patients; and our other consumer brands address everyday wellness and beauty needs that consumers can now access in groceries too.

Pharmacies do more than just dispense medicines – they are a crucial part of the front line of the health system and social support network.

These local health hubs are especially important in rural and regional areas, where access to health services is often limited. DBG Health helps pharmacies work with patients to achieve better health outcomes by:

  • Providing low-cost generic pharmaceuticals
  • Offering innovative health and wellbeing programs
  • Building our over-the-counter private label and branded product offering
  • Delivering new product launches

We are investing in key growth areas for pharmacy

Supporting the economy

DBG Health is the largest by volume, and most diverse, health, wellness, and beauty company in Australia and now starting to expand overseas.

We materially contribute to the financial sustainability of the PBS by delivering cost-effective access to generic and biosimilar medicines. This allows the Federal Government to reinvest savings to list new medicines and health technologies on the PBS.

The uptake of generic and biosimilar medicines also aims to decrease out-of-pocket expenses for patients. Supporting pharmacies to remain profitable is a crucial aspect in ensuring consumers can continue to access affordable healthcare.

We recognise the competitive retail pharmacy market our customers operate in, and our new product launches provide pharmacy with year-on-year revenue growth opportunity.

The scale of DBG Health gives us the ability to negotiate commercial terms on brand products for our customers that would otherwise be unavailable to pharmacy. This ultimately improves access to affordable healthcare for patients and increased value for pharmacists.

“We contribute to the financial sustainability of the PBS by delivering cost-effective access to generic and biosimilar medicines.”