Medline and E&I Cooperative Services Launch New Deal for Pharmaceutical Products and Clinical Programs

Members nationwide to benefit from competitive pricing and savings for vaccines, OTC’s and flu vaccine pre-book program

MUNDELEIN, Ill.--()--Medline Industries, Inc., a global medical supplies manufacturer and distributor, has inked a deal that will offer E&I Cooperative Services members access to a robust portfolio of pharmaceutical products and programs. The agreement will benefit more than 3,700 E&I members nationwide, but will focus on higher education institutions, including medical schools, nursing schools, and research laboratories.

The five-year agreement is expected to deliver competitive pricing and significant savings on such products and programs as Medline’s full range of vaccines, OTC’s and pharmaceuticals, access to a flu vaccine pre-book program with marketing and clinical support, access to vaccines for employees and students, as well as Medline’s full line of OTC oral, topical and ophthalmic products.

“As our relationship with E&I Cooperative Services continues to expand, it creates exciting new opportunities for members to streamline their purchasing. Because of Medline’s extensive supply chain experience, we are in a unique position to offer leading-edge products and solutions to E&I’s members,” said John Ahearn, senior vice president of research and education at Medline.

Additionally, as the timely delivery of products is critical in healthcare, Medline’s more than 40 distribution centers strategically located throughout the U.S., E&I members will be able to quickly receive products, when and where they need them.

“It is important for us to ensure that our contract portfolio reflects the ever-changing needs of our members,” said Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of E&I. “This agreement for pharmaceutical products and programs represents a considerable value for our members in this specialized area. Medline is a recognized market leader with a solid understanding of the educational space and we are excited about this partnership.”

The contract is effective through August 31, 2020.

About Medline

Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., the company offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,200 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information on Medline, go to or to connect with Medline on its social media channels.

About E&I

E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is the member-owned, not-for-profit sourcing cooperative delivering expertise, solutions and services to education and related institutions. E&I provides members with access to a diverse portfolio of competitively awarded contracts, electronic procurement platforms and consulting services to help them source effectively. By leveraging the knowledge and expertise of more than 3,700 member institutions, E&I helps members reduce costs and optimize supply chain efficiencies. The Cooperative’s member-driven competitive solicitation process meets generally accepted procurement standards across the nation. For more information, please visit:


Medline Industries, Inc.
Stacy Rubenstein, (847) 949-2286

Release Summary

Medline signs new GPO deal with E&I Cooperative Services that will deliver its members competitive pricing for Medline's pharmaceutical products and clinical programs.


Medline Industries, Inc.
Stacy Rubenstein, (847) 949-2286