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List of pharmacies

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

Australia

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

Symbion brands

Canada

Pharmaprix drugstore in Alma

Defunct chains

China

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

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 (Danishfarmakonomer) and pharmacists (farmaceuter). There are also pharmacy technicians (defektricer) who have a vocational training and unskilled laborers/workers (servicemedarbejdere) who perform manual labour.

Germany

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 pharmacy

Hong Kong

India

Online

Ireland

Israel

Super-Pharm in AradIsrael

Macau

Malaysia

Mexico

Netherlands

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

Norway

An Apotek 1 pharmacy in OsloNorway

Philippines

Poland

Puerto Rico

Defunct chains

Singapore

Sweden

Taiwan

Thailand

United Kingdom

Other pharmacies

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

Internet pharmacies

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

United States

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 WalgreensCVS, 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

Defunct chains

Vatican City

United Arab Emirates

Al Ain Pharmacy

https://www.alain-pharmacy.com/en

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