List of pharmacies
This article is a list of major pharmacies (also known as chemists and drugstores) by country.
- 1 Australia
- 2 Brazil
- 3 Canada
- 4 China
- 5 Denmark
- 6 Egypt
- 7 Germany
- 8 Hong Kong
- 9 India
- 10 Ireland
- 11 Israel
- 12 Jordan
- 13 Macau
- 14 Malaysia
- 15 Mexico
- 16 Republic of Moldova
- 17 Netherlands
- 18 New Zealand
- 19 Norway
- 20 Pakistan
- 21 Peru
- 22 Philippines
- 23 Poland
- 24 Puerto Rico
- 25 South Africa
- 26 Sweden
- 27 Taiwan
- 28 Thailand
- 29 United Kingdom
- 30 United States
- 31 Vatican City
- 32 Vietnam
- 33 See also
- 34 References
Pharmacies in Australia are mostly independently owned by pharmacists, often operated as franchises of retail brands offered by the three major pharmaceutical wholesalers in Australia: Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API), Sigma Pharmaceuticals, and Symbion Health. A minority of pharmacies are owned by friendly societies, particularly in Victoria and South Australia.
- Pharmacist Advice
- Priceline Pharmacies
- Soul Pattinson – formerly owned by Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Co. Ltd
These are the biggest drugstore companies in Brazil by revenue:
- Brasil Pharma
- Drogarias DPSP
- Pague Menos
- DRUGStore Pharmacy
- Jean Coutu
- Katz Group of Companies
- London Drugs
- Proxim (merger of Essaim and Santé Services)
- Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix
- Value Drug Mart
The key players in the drugstore industry in China are:
- China Nepstar, Shenzhen-based – China's largest
- Super-Pharm, Israeli company has about 65 stores in China, as of 2007
- Watsons, owned HK-based Hutchison Whampoa
In Denmark, all pharmacies are owned by the Association of Danish Pharmacies and controlled by the state. There are two pharmaceutically trained groups with a higher education in the Danish pharmacies: pharmaconomists (Danish: 'farmakonomer') and pharmacists (farmaceuter). There are also pharmacy technicians (defektricer) who have a vocational training and unskilled laborers/workers (servicemedarbejdere) who perform manual labour.
The main pharmacy chains in Egypt:
- Cleopatra Pharmacies
- Elezabi Pharmacies
Germany is the biggest pharmacy market in Europe with €35 billion, or $46 billion, of revenue each year. In Germany, pharmacies are known as "Apotheken". Like France, they are all independently owned by pharmacists, and like France, there are no pharmacy chains. In hindsight to consumer protection, German law bans chains of Apotheken, but generally allows self-employed pharmacists to individually operate a maximum of four outlets, all of which must be in close proximity.
Other types of retailing are strongly opposed to offer the same types of services as an Apotheke. These retailers would not have the necessary expertise to provide proper patient care and this has been upheld by the European Court of Justice in its ruling of May 2009. Traditionally in Germany, drugs were not discountable and the entire trade with pharmaceuticals was limited to the single channel of the Apotheke. In 2004 however, the health care reform law GMG[disambiguation needed] allowed free pricing of OTC- products. This led to a significant decrease of OTC- prices in competitive areas. Internet and mail-order purchasing of drugs has also become an alternative, however it only accounts for about 5% of German pharmaceutical trade.
Online pharmacy DocMorris has been introducing the first, licence based chain pharmacy model in Germany in 2007 (as opposed to the current Independent pharmacy model). Alongside their brand, they are offering standardized services in their pharmacies, whilst they do not operate or own them. They also offer discounted OTC products. Besides this model, German pharmacies are for the most part organized in wholesaler- based cooperations like LINDA,[disambiguation needed] gesund leben-Apotheken (de), meine apotheke (de) or vivesco. These cooperations are offering discounts in purchasing and support e.g. in Marketing.
DocMorris CEO Ralf Däinghaus claims the German system to be monopolistic because government sets the profit margin that drug makers, wholesalers and pharmacists are allowed to make, resulting in strongly invariant price levels at all traditional outlets- even though most of the 21,500 pharmacies in the country are run independently. Traditional German pharmacists respond that a strategy of generally discounting pharmaceuticals may push people to use more drugs and would be against the general principles of health and customer protection.
India's retail pharmacy sector is beginning to consolidate into a group of large players, many of them owned by larger health groups and/or franchised.
- Apollo Pharmacy (division of Apollo Hospitals)
- Dial for Health
- Fortis Healthworld
- Guardian Pharmacy
- Life Spring
- Medplus Health Services
- Reliance Health and Pharma
- Dhanwantary Medicare
- Thulasi Pharmacies
- Trust Chemists & Druggists
- Viva Pharmacy
- 98.4 Pharmacy
- Alpha Pharmacy
- Alpro Pharmacy
- Apex Pharmacy
- Caring Pharmacy
- Constant Pharmacy
- Cosway Pharmacy
- D'Apotic Pharmacy
- Guardian Pharmacy
- Healthlane Pharmacy
- Lovy Pharmacy
- Multicare Pharmacy
Republic of Moldova
- Alliance Healthcare
- D.I.O. Drogist
- Medsen Apotheek
- SAL apotheken
- Thio Pharma
- Zorggroep Almere
- Alliance Apotek
- Alliance Boots (Opened in 2008 under the name Boots Apotek, using the same logos and products as in the UK)
- Apotek 1
- Ditt Apotek
- Central Norway Pharmaceutical Trust
- Northern Norway Pharmaceutical Trust
- Southern and Eastern Norway Pharmaceutical Trust
- Western Norway Pharmaceutical Trust
- Al-Jalil Medical Hall
- Al-Chemists Pharmacy
- Clinix + Pharmacy
- D Watson Chemists
- Fazal Din Plus Pharmacy
- Guardian Pharmacy
- Khawaja Brothers Pharmacy
- Khawaja Sons (Wholesale Dealer)
- Muhammadi Medical Store
- Shifa Pharmacy and Labs
- Time Medicose
- Jaffar Medical Store
- Tayyab Medical Store
- Health Partner Pharmacy
- HEALTHMART Pharmacy
- Hill Side Pharmacy
- Generika Drugstore
- Mercury Drug
- South Star Drug
- Citidrug 2-in-1 Drugstore
- Rose Pharmacy Inc.
- The Generics Pharmacy
- [(Biochemist Drug, Inc.)]
- Farmacia ni Dok
South Africa also has active Pharmaceutical Society of Southern Africa and South African Association of Hospital and Institutional Pharmacists membership organisations.
- Alliance Boots – has over 2,500 stores:
- Co-op Pharmacy – has more than 800 branches in the UK.
- Gordons Chemist has 60 branches in UK.
- Lloyds Pharmacy – owned by Celesio (until 2003 named GEHE), has over 1,600 pharmacies in the UK
- Numark – buying group of over 2,000 independently owned pharmacies in the UK
- Rowlands Pharmacy – chain of over 500 branches throughout the UK
- Superdrug – has over 225 in-store pharmacies in the UK
- Nature's Best Pharmacy – is a subsidiary of Merck & Co.
- Medicx Pharmacy has over 20 pharmacies across the UK
- Med Express an online pharmacy in the UK run by qualified doctors and registered by the GMC
- Asda – has more than 101 in-store pharmacies in the UK
- Sainsbury's – Hundreds of stores have in-store pharmacies, including consulting rooms. Sainsbury's is the first supermarket in the UK to start having GP's working in their pharmacies as part of smaller doctor surgeries.
Although not a pharmacy chain, many of the fairly ubiquitous Costco stores include a pharmacy and - in California at least - the pharmacy is available to non-members. Their prices are likely to be among the lowest
The table below shows the Top 25 Pharmacy chains in the United States per state ranked by the number of pharmacists per chain, according to the National Pharmacy Market Summary done by SK&A 2010.
|1||Walgreens Corporate Office||Deerfield||IL||10,578||8,500|
|3||Walmart Stores Inc||Bentonville||AR||6,358||3,700|
|4||Rite Aid Corporation||Camp Hill||PA||5,523||4,608|
|7||Kaiser Permanente (HMO)||Oakland||CA||1,298||290|
|8||Sears Holdings Corporation||Hoffman Estates||IL||1,169||1,002|
|9||Medicine Shoppe International||Earth City||MO||943||564|
|10||Supervalu Pharmacies||Eden Prairie||MN||900||450|
|11||Dominick's Finer Foods||Pleasanton||CA||888||719|
|16||Giant Eagle Pharmacy||Pittsburgh||PA||403||187|
|17||Meijer Pharmacies||Grand Rapids||MI||344||167|
|18||Cardinal Health Inc||Houston||TX||320||131|
|19||H E B Drug Stores||San Antonio||TX||315||191|
|21||Stop & Shop Supermarket Co||Quincy||MA||303||235|
|22||Giant Food Stores Llc||Carlisle||PA||297||204|
|23||Shopko Stores Inc||Green Bay||WI||288||131|
|24||Fred Meyer Pharmacy Division||Portland||OR||276||127|
|25||Smith's Food & Drug Centers Inc||Salt Lake Cty||UT||268||132|
|26||Shoprite Supermarkets Inc||Florida||NY||236||153|
- Bartell Drugs
- CVS Pharmacy
- Dakota Drug
- Discount Drug Mart
- Duane Reade (subsidiary of Walgreens since 2010; operates as separate brand name)
- Family Pharmacy
- Fruth Pharmacy
- Good Neighbor Pharmacy
- Health Mart
- Jean Coutu
- Kerr Drug
- Kinney Drugs
- Leader Drug Stores
- Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
- Navarro Discount Pharmacies
- Osco Drug (freestanding stores acquired by and converted to CVS in 2006)
- Rite Aid
- Sav-on (freestanding stores acquired by and converted to CVS in 2006)
- Snyder Drug
- Thrifty White Pharmacy
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