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Pharmacy & Distribution Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

The drug distribution system in the U.S. is unlike most other nations in the world that follow centuries-old pharmacy class system, where medicines are available only through pharmacies creating a monopoly on drug distribution.

The U.S. two-class system is divided into prescription and nonprescription, or over-the-counter (OTC), medicines.

The advantage is that OTC medicines are conveniently sold in a number of retail outlets so that medicines are available when consumers need them. This emphasis on consumer empowerment directly serves two of the most fundamental demands of any workable health care system -- access and affordability.

In recent years, a few of the world’s pharmacy-only national systems have recognized the growing need for greater access to safe and effective medications. Japan, the Netherlands, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Argentina all have been part of this trend toward granting consumers increased access to medicines in more outlets.

The drug distribution system in the U.S. is highly regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure only those medications that have a wide enough safety margin and that can be safely and effectively used without the help of a health care professional are available without a prescription.

The somewhat controversial notion of adding a third class of drugs to the U.S. system has been panned by experts and regulators including the AMA and FDA. They say creating a third transition class of drugs would create another health care-disadvantaged population -- those without easy access to a pharmacist at convenient times.

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Drug Stores and Pharmacies (Pharmacy), plus Nutrition, Beauty and Health Products Stores Industry (U.S.): Analytics, Extensive Financial Benchmarks, Metrics and Revenue Forecasts to 2021, NAIC 446000
2/19/2015 | published by: Plunkett Research, Ltd.
... growth rates and forecasts that will save countless hours of research. Key Findings: Drug Stores and Pharmacies (Pharmacy), plus Nutrition, Beauty and Health Products Stores Industry (U.S.) to reach $407.8 billion by 2021. Drug Stores ...  |  read more...
USD 1,995
Pharmacies and Drug Stores Industry (U.S.): Analytics, Extensive Financial Benchmarks, Metrics and Revenue Forecasts to 2021, NAIC 446110
2/19/2015 | published by: Plunkett Research, Ltd.
... hours of research. Key Findings: Pharmacies and Drug Stores Industry (U.S.) to reach $340 billion by 2021. Pharmacies and Drug Stores Industry, including Average EBITDA, Operating Ratios and Sales per Employee. Core Benefits to Customer: ...  |  read more...
USD 1,995
Distribution Partnering Terms and Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics
2/1/2015 | published by: Current Partnering
... into by the worlds leading biopharma companies. The report provides a detailed understand and analysis of how and why companies enter distribution deals. The majority of deals are multicomponent whereby the licensor offers a right ...  |  read more...
USD 3,495
Global Pharmacy Automation Market 2015-2019
2/4/2015 | published by: TechNavio - Infiniti Research Ltd.
... eliminate medication errors during packaging and dispensing in the field of medicine and healthcare. Pharmacy automation involves medicine counting, mixing and measuring liquids and powders for compounding, updating customer database, and inventory management. While maintaining ...  |  read more...
USD 2,500
Marijuana Dispensaries: A Budding Industry Brings Opportunities and Challenges for Business Appraisers
1/15/2015 | published by: Business Valuation Resources, LLC
... it’s a budding business. And, as with other businesses, there is real money to fight over when the owners divorce a spouse, there is a dispute a partnership agreement, gift shares come into play, or ...  |  read more...
USD 99
Conference Documentation: Cold Chain Distribution
12/2/2014 | published by: SMI Publishing, Ltd
... temperature sensitive healthcare products, the demand for cold chain logistic services is currently experiencing explosive growth. The total size of the healthcare cold chain logistic services market is expected to expand from its current figures ...  |  read more...
USD 788.78
Global Pharmaceuticals Wholesale and Distribution Market 2015-2019
12/3/2014 | published by: TechNavio - Infiniti Research Ltd.
... hospitals/clinics, or patients. Pharmaceutical products producers maintain strong partnerships with 3PL providers to encourage efficient and cost-effective metrics. Companies dealing with the distribution of pharmaceutical products comply with strict government regulations, as pharmaceutical products ought ...  |  read more...
USD 2,500
Registered Online Pharmacies (UK) - Industry Report
1/5/2015 | published by: Plimsoll Publishing Ltd.
... written and graphical analysis – analysing the 100 largest Registered Online Pharmacies (UK) companies. The Registered Online Pharmacies (UK) report contains the most-up-to-date financial data and Plimsoll applies these figures to create their unique and ...  |  read more...
USD 560
Chemists & Pharmacies (Global) - Industry Report
1/5/2015 | published by: Plimsoll Publishing Ltd.
... graphical analysis – analysing the 340 largest Chemists & Pharmacies (Global) companies. The Chemists & Pharmacies (Global) report contains the most-up-to-date financial data and Plimsoll applies these figures to create their unique and authoritative analysis. ...  |  read more...
USD 1,520
Plunkett's Health Care Technologies Overview 2015: A Summary Version of Plunkett's Health Care Industry Almanac 2015
1/7/2015 | published by: Plunkett Research, Ltd.
... Research Online Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry Pages: 67 Statistical Tables Provided: 34 Geographic Focus: Global A condensed market research report excerpted from Plunkett’s Health Care Industry Almanac 2015, including forecasts ...  |  read more...
USD 199.99
US Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) Industry Report: 2014 Edition
1/1/2015 | published by: Koncept Analytics
... retail pharmacies and patients. Initially, PBMs used to process pharmaceutical claims for health plans. But nowadays in addition to this, PBMs have created more significant ‘pharmacy benefit’ by providing a system for reimbursement of drug ...  |  read more...
USD 800
Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) and Druggists' Merchandise Distributors Industry (U.S.): Analytics, Extensive Financial Benchmarks, Metrics and Revenue Forecasts to 2021, NAIC 424200
12/10/2014 | published by: Plunkett Research, Ltd.
... save countless hours of research. Key Findings: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) and Druggists' Merchandise Distributors Industry (U.S.) to reach $1 trillion by 2021. Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) and Druggists' Merchandise Distributors Industry, including Average EBITDA, Operating Ratios and Sales ...  |  read more...
USD 1,995
Chemists & Pharmacies (European) - Industry Report
1/5/2015 | published by: Plimsoll Publishing Ltd.
... graphical analysis – analysing the 170 largest Chemists & Pharmacies (European) companies. The Chemists & Pharmacies (European) report contains the most-up-to-date financial data and Plimsoll applies these figures to create their unique and authoritative analysis. ...  |  read more...
USD 1,280
Retail Clinics Market Overview and 2014 Survey Results
3/11/2014 | published by: Kalorama Information
... option for busy Americans seeking a convenient option for basic healthcare needs such as vaccinations or cold remedies. Kalorama Information has published several studies on retail clinics since 2007. Over the past few years, we ...  |  read more...
USD 750
Online Pharmaceutical Sales in Australia - Industry Market Research Report
9/24/2014 | published by: IBISWorld
... dual presence (both physical stores and online operations). This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth ...  |  read more...
USD 965
Pharmacies in Australia - Industry Market Research Report
9/12/2014 | published by: IBISWorld
... pharmacy groups include independent community pharmacies, banner groups (both wholesaler-owned and independent), friendly societies, buying groups and discount pharmacies. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities ...  |  read more...
USD 965
Distribution on the pharmaceutical market in Poland 2014. Development forecasts for 2014-2019.
11/1/2014 | published by: PMR
... pharmacies are currently in operation in Poland? How does this number compare with the total number of potential consumers? Which wholesaler/pharmacy relationships are most important? Which types of loyalty schemes are most effective? How valuable ...  |  read more...
USD 2,660
Pharma Wholesale and Distribution Industry and Market: World Outlooks and Forecasts 2014-2024
9/5/2014 | published by: Visiongain
... there to 2024. Also find trends in business and technology, assessing prospects and opportunities to help your work and benefit your influence. In visiongain’s new report you gain sales forecasts there at overall world market, ...  |  read more...
USD 2,914
The meaning of Clinical Governance: an international comparison.
11/20/2014 | published by: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
... call for papers was, “what does clinical governance mean in your country?” The author of the first paper in this issue (McAuliffe) has addressed these questions in detail. The second paper (Black & Berg) directs ...  |  read more...
USD 199
Global and Chinese Pharmacy Refrigerators Industry, 2009-2019 Market Research Report
9/17/2014 | published by: Prof-Research
... report provides key statistics on the market status of the Pharmacy Refrigerators manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the industry. Firstly, the report provides a ...  |  read more...
USD 2,800
UAE Pharma Industry Analysis
10/20/2014 | published by: Dion Global Solutions
... years. The government’s focus on healthcare is aimed not only to diversify the oil-reliant economy but also to develop unprecedented healthcare infrastructure to ensure that adequate services are provided in the Emirates. This reports describes ...  |  read more...
USD 500
Patient Assistance Programs: Payer and Pharma Perspectives
10/2/2014 | published by: FirstWord
... opinions on the future of PAPs. As the numbers grow for Americans without private health insurance, the answer for many has been patient assistant programs. But as the pharmaceutical industry moved towards co-pay and coupon ...  |  read more...
USD 495
Dispensing Chemists in the UK - Industry Market Research Report
7/8/2014 | published by: IBISWorld
... goods. This report does not cover in-store supermarket pharmacies. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, ...  |  read more...
USD 875
Medical Marijuana Stores - Industry Market Research Report - in the US
6/6/2014 | published by: IBISWorld
... acceptance and legitimacy toward applying these products for medical use. Nevertheless, the industry has also been hampered by the federal classification of marijuana as an illegal substance and the subsequent regulations that apply to such ...  |  read more...
USD 1,020
Pharmacies & Drug Stores - Industry Market Research Report - in the US
5/5/2014 | published by: IBISWorld
... measures implemented by the government will likely shrink profit margins. Despite potentially small profit margins, competition will remain strong among industry players and alternate retailers. Pharmacies and drug stores retail a range of prescription and ...  |  read more...
USD 1,020
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