A study of the prescription drug purchasing behaviors of independent retail pharmacies Public Deposited

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  • The study investigated the prescription drug purchasing behaviors of independent retail pharmacies, and selected pharmacy characteristics which may be related to purchasing behaviors. The purchasing function was considered as a major area of concern for independent pharmacies in attempting to improve operating efficiencies, particularly in view of increased competition from large scale retailing and institutional health care organizations. Attention was directed to purchasing patterns exhibited from all sources, and particularly to those which would provide relatively low per-unit drug costs. The findings indicated that pharmacy size was the only explanatory characteristic related to the use of sources of supply associated with lower per unit drug costs. Thus, one alternative is that pharmacies must increase in size in order to attain greater purchasing advantages. One proposed means was to integrate horizontally and vertically into cooperative-type organizations to achieve greater operating economies. The findings also led to the conclusion that the purchasing function may not be effectively or efficiently managed in independent retail pharmacies.
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