Pharmaceutical Sales Through Primary Distributors Reach $493 Billion
December 6, 2019
In 2018, sales through pharmaceutical distributors increased by 6.7 percent, reaching $492.54 billion, according to a new report by the HDA Research Foundation. The 90th Edition HDA Factbook: The Facts, Figures and Trends in Healthcare (2019–2020) also notes that chain drug stores were the largest customer base for pharmaceutical wholesalers — accounting for 44.6 percent of all sales, a slight increase from 2017. Distributor margins, however, continued a four-year slide, though they showed increases in efficiency.