NACDS 2010-2011 Chain Pharmacy Industry Profile illustrates pharmacy value

September 21, 2010

The 13th edition of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) 2010-2011 Chain Pharmacy Industry Profile provides economic impact data, national and state-by-state information, and facts on retail and pharmacy trends.

The 13th edition of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) 2010-2011 Chain Pharmacy Industry Profile provides economic impact data, national and state-by-state information, and facts on retail and pharmacy trends.

The Industry Profile is a valuable resource and a critical tool that assists NACDS in its efforts to advance pro-patient, pro-pharmacy policy. Highlights from the 2010-2011 Chain Pharmacy Industry Profile include such details as:

  • 3.6 billion prescriptions are filled annually by community pharmacies, 2.6 billion of them (72%) by chain pharmacies.

  • In chain pharmacy, 39,000 locations include 132,000 pharmacist positions, or 118,000 full-time equivalents.

  • Chain retail pharmacies and their associated retail stores employ more than 3.1 million employees.

  • Nearly all Americans (93%) live within 5 miles of a community retail pharmacy.

“As the face of neighborhood healthcare, pharmacy is on the front lines of the healthcare delivery system, serving as a convenient, accessible healthcare provider,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE. “The value-packed Industry Profile provides snapshots of information about pharmacy and is utilized on Capitol Hill to illustrate the value of pharmacy in the healthcare delivery system.”

To purchase a copy of the NACDS 2009-2010 Chain Pharmacy Industry Profile, please visit the NACDS website (http://www.nacds.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=6264).