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UDS Pharma's CEO Honored with James M. Pugh Small Business of the Year Award

On Friday, January 29th 2016, United Drug Supply’s President & CEO, Samantha Godfrey was honored with the James M. Pugh Small Business of the Year award. Godfrey was recognized for her small business success and excellence for the previous year. The criteria for this award includes that the business must be privately-held, it must have fewer than 100 full-time employees, and the owner must be actively involved in community activities. Godfrey states that United Drug Supply couldn’t thrive without the support of the Triangle area’s community and partners. She is profoundly appreciative and grateful for the honor and the future opportunities to come. 

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UDS Pharma's CEO Honored with ESGR's Patriot Award

Upper right photo pictured left to right: Petty Officer Maria Montoya, United States Navy Reserve, Ken Oppenheim, ESGR, and Samantha Godfrey, United Drug Supply CEO

Upper right photo pictured left to right: Petty Officer Maria Montoya, United States Navy Reserve, Ken Oppenheim, ESGR, and Samantha Godfrey, United Drug Supply CEO

Last week the North Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense Office, honored our President and CEO Samantha Godfrey for her support of Petty Officer Maria Montoya, Security Group, Naval Operational Support Center, United States Navy Reserve. The Patriot Award recognizes bosses and supervisors who are supportive of National Guard or Reserve duty when they are activated. These awardees are bosses who make accommodations and the necessary arrangements to support Citizen Warriors including flexible schedules, time off during deployment, and granting leaves of absence when needed.

"Organizations like United Drug Supply recognize the extraordinary value Guard and Reserve employees bring to their workplace," said North Carolina ESGR Committee Chair Ron Bogle.  "Hiring them is not just the right thing to do; it is the business-smart thing to do."

Read ESGR’s article about Samantha's award and recognition by clicking here.   

Inc. Magazine Unveils 34th Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies - The Inc. 5000. United Drug Supply ranks No. 1584 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 256%.

NEW YORK, August 12, 2015 -- Inc. magazine today ranked UNITED DRUG SUPPLY NO. 1584 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

"We are delighted to learn that we are among 2015 fastest growing companies. Our focus has always been on knowing our customers. Cultivating strong relationships & listening to their needs has been instrumental in our growth as a pharmaceutical distributor,” says CEO Samantha Godfrey. “When considering the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, timing & reliability are now more critical than ever. We never lose sight of the fact that our ability to source & deliver products on time affects patient care."   

The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 18 to September 22) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

"The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident."

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 21 through 23, 2015 in Orlando. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Marcus Lemonis, host of the CNBC show “The Profit,” Robert Herjavec, one of the main "sharks" on ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank,” KIND Founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky, and Co-Founder of JJ Ramberg.

About United Drug Supply
Founded by Samantha Godfrey in 2010, United Drug Supply is a licensed pharmaceutical distributor located in Morrisville, NC. Its dedicated team brings together over 40 years of pharmaceutical & government contracting experience to work directly with the Dept of VA, Dept of Defense & hospital networks nationwide in supplying them with their pharmaceutical & medical supply needs.

Shay Lucena

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

The 2015 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at   

About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders.  Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today.  For more information, visit

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

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