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List of pharmacies
This article is a list of major pharmacies (also known as chemists and drugstores) by country.
Additional recommended knowledge
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 Company, and Symbion Health. A minority of pharmacies are owned by friendly societies, particularly in Victoria and South Australia.
70 % marketshare following three chains:
In Denmark, all pharmacies are owned by The Danish Pharmaceutical Association and controlled by the state. There are two pharmaceutically-trained groups in the Danish pharmacies: pharmaconomists and pharmacists.
Every single pharmacy in Denmark belongs to one of the following five chains:
In France, pharmacies are all independently-owned by pharmacists. By law, a pharmacist can possess up to three pharmacies maximum. There are no pharmacy chains, and because pharmacists are strongly attached to the independence of their profession they are strongly opposed to the opening of the majority of pharmacy capital to non-pharmacists.
The majority of the above pharmacies are franchises. However, recent legislation has opened pharmacy ownership in New Zealand to individuals and companies other than pharmacists. New foreign groups are beginning to enter the market. The most established new group is Radius Pharmacy, part of the Radius Health Group. However, in order to retain their 'professionalism', pharmacists must still own a fraction of the store. Independent pharmacies are also common in New Zealand. New Zealand has active pharmacy guild and pharmaceutical society membership.
In Sweden, the state-owned Apoteket is the only pharmacy.
Pharmacies in other stores
Wal-Mart and Target feature pharmacies in nearly all of their stores.
In addition, in many areas supermarkets have pharmacies. Some of these include:
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