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This article is a list of 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
Pharmaprix drugstore in Alma

Online pharmacies

Defunct chains

China

The key players in the drugstore industry in China are:

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 (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

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

Ireland

Israel

A Super-Pharm in Arad, Israel

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 Oslo, Norway
An Apotek 1 pharmacy in Oslo, Norway

Philippines

Poland

Puerto Rico

Defunct chains

Singapore

Sweden

Taiwan

Thailand

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

Other pharmacies

Internet pharmacies

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 Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid.

Stand-alone pharmacy chains

Defunct chains

Vatican City

See also

References

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