List of pharmacies

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

AustraliaEdit

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 brandsEdit

Symbion brandsEdit

CanadaEdit

 
Pharmaprix drugstore in Alma

Online pharmaciesEdit

Defunct chainsEdit

ChinaEdit

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

DenmarkEdit

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.

GermanyEdit

In Germany, pharmacies are known as Apotheken. As in France, they are all independently owned by pharmacists, and as in France, there are no pharmacy chains.

Online pharmacyEdit

Hong KongEdit

IndiaEdit

IrelandEdit

IsraelEdit

MacauEdit

MalaysiaEdit

MexicoEdit

NetherlandsEdit

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 ZealandEdit

NorwayEdit

 
An Apotek 1 pharmacy in Oslo, Norway

PhilippinesEdit

PolandEdit

Puerto RicoEdit

Defunct chainsEdit

SingaporeEdit

SwedenEdit

TaiwanEdit

ThailandEdit

United Arab EmiratesEdit

United KingdomEdit

Other pharmaciesEdit

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

Internet pharmaciesEdit

United StatesEdit

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.

Stand-alone pharmacy chainsEdit

Defunct chainsEdit

Vatican CityEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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