List of pharmacies

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This article is a list of major pharmacies (also known as chemists and drugstores) by country.

Australia[edit]

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) and Sigma Pharmaceuticals. A minority of pharmacies are owned by friendly societies, particularly in Victoria and South Australia.

API brands[edit]

Symbion brands[edit]

Canada[edit]

Pharmaprix drugstore in Alma

Defunct chains[edit]

China[edit]

The key players in the drugstore industry in China are:

  • China Nepstar – Shenzhen-based; China's largest
  • Super-Pharm – Israeli company; had about 65 stores in China as of 2007
  • Watsons – owned by HK-based Hutchison Whampoa

Denmark[edit]

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.

Germany[edit]

In Germany, pharmacies are known as "apotheken". Like France, they are all independently owned by pharmacists, and like France, there are no pharmacy chains.

Online pharmacy[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

India[edit]

  • MedPlus Health Services
  • Apollo
  • Medlife
  • Medcare
  • Thulsi
  • POP

Online

  • 1mg
  • Netmeds
  • Pharmeasy

Ireland[edit]

Israel[edit]

Macau[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Pharmacies in the Netherlands are mostly independently owned by pharmacists. In 2011, 31% of all pharmacies were part of one of the following chains:[1]

New Zealand[edit]

Norway[edit]

An Apotek 1 pharmacy in Oslo, Norway

Philippines[edit]

Poland[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

Defunct chains[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Taiwan[edit]

Thailand[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Other pharmacies[edit]

  • Numark – buying group of over 2,000 independently owned pharmacies in the UK

Internet pharmacies[edit]

  • Pharmacy2U – online mail-order pharmacy located in the UK
  • Medexpress – online mail-order pharmacy located in the UK

United States[edit]

Many pharmacy chains in the United States are owned and operated by regional supermarket brands, or national big-box store brands such as Walmart. These pharmacies are located within their larger chain stores. The three largest free-standing pharmacy chains in the United States are Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid.

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.

Stand-alone pharmacy chains[edit]

Defunct chains[edit]

Vatican City[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Pharmacy chains[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lichte toename aantal apotheken — SFK Website" (in Dutch). Sfk.nl. Retrieved 2014-01-21.