Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Pharmaceutical wholesalers distribute pharmaceuticals, medicines and medical supplies to both primary and secondary care markets. As such, they play an integral role in the UK pharmaceutical and allied health-care supply chains. The regulatory body has issued over 1,600 wholesale authorisations, with over 1,400 short-line wholesalers in existence. However, the 11 full-line pharmaceutical wholesalers tend to dominate the industry, led by three pan-European wholesalers: Alliance Healthcare, Phoenix and Celesio (AAH Pharmaceuticals).
The past five years have been a period of change in the industry, with industry participants contending with an array of competing variables... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Pharmaceutical Wholesaling industry plays an integral role in the nation's pharmaceutical and health-care sectors. At a basic level it is involved in the distribution of a wide range of pharmaceutical products, from NHS prescription products and OTC products to thousands of medical devices such as dressings, sutures and X-ray equipment.
Prescription and NHS medicines
At the heart of the United Kingdom's health-care system is the NHS, which spent over £110 billion on health-care in 2010. In 2011, there were over 960 million NHS prescriptions dispensed in England alone at a net ingredient cost of £8.8 billion. Of key importance in this segment are the activities of the full-line wholesalers, which can stock up to 12,000 prescription medicines... purchase to read more