The article is based on my U.S. Pharmacy Industry: Economic Report and Outlook.
My key point:
The corner drugstore has evolved into consolidated, multibillion-dollar public corporations that manage the distribution, dispensing, and payment of prescriptions. These organizations will be able to use their emerging influence to extract financial support from pharmaceutical manufacturers as pharmacy margins erode. Manufacturers should be prepared with an integrated approach to engage effectively with these participants and maintain competitive position.Please feel free to post comments on the article—pro or con—here on the blog.
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As a Philadelphia resident, I'm ashamed to admit that the Yankees World Series victory may be a positive leading economic indicator per Yankees World Series Victories Boost Economic Growth. You may recall the unfortunate accuracy of last year's World Series prediction in Phillies win!! Economy doomed?.
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