To better reflect a changing industry, I completely updated, reorganized, and expanded this year’s edition. There are now three major sections, comprising ten chapters. The first two chapters examine market structure, key trends, the largest industry participants, differences among dispensing formats, and more. In Chapter 3, I do a deep dive into specialty drugs and specialty pharmacies. The remaining seven chapters are organized around key channel flows, as illustrated in the chart below.
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Some other fun facts:
- For the first time, we are offering the option to download a PowerPoint file with images of all 129 exhibits. Thanks to everyone who suggested this idea.
- The chapters are self-contained and do not need to be read in order. (Really!) There are loads of internal hyperlinks to help you navigate the document and customize it to your specific needs.
- There are a staggering 394 endnotes, most of which have hyperlinks to original source materials. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.) Hope you find them useful.
- Once again, I have reluctantly stripped out the corny jokes and pop culture references. You can decide for yourself whether such omissions are value-enhancing or not.
P.S. If you’ve purchased DCI reports in the past, you may notice a slight change to the download process. As always, you will receive an email with a link to your personal download page.