Channel distribution by U.S. dispensed prescriptions 2012-2016

Channel distribution by U.S. dispensed prescriptions from 2012 to 2016 (in millions)

Channel distribution by U.S. dispensed prescriptions 2012-2016 This statistic shows the channel distribution by U.S. dispensed prescriptions from 2012 to 2015. In 2016, some 2.56 billion prescriptions in the United States were distributed over a chain store retail channel. That was more than half of the total 4.4.5 billion dispensed prescriptions.
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Channel distribution by U.S. dispensed prescriptions from 2012 to 2016 (in millions)

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20122013201420152016
Chain stores*2,3032,3842,4742,5232,564
Independent*737736738739740
Food stores*521516515522556
Mail service*262232212204206
Institutional channels
(long-term care)
332367386380387
20122013201420152016
Chain stores*2,3032,3842,4742,5232,564
Independent*737736738739740
Food stores*521516515522556
Mail service*262232212204206
Institutional channels
(long-term care)
332367386380387
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This statistic shows the channel distribution by U.S. dispensed prescriptions from 2012 to 2015. In 2016, some 2.56 billion prescriptions in the United States were distributed over a chain store retail channel. That was more than half of the total 4.4.5 billion dispensed prescriptions.
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Release date
May 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2012 to 2016
Supplementary notes
Includes prescriptions and insulins dispensed through chain and independent pharmacies, food store pharmacies, mail service pharmacies, and long-term care facilities. QuintilesIMS routinely updates its national audits, which may result in changes to previously reported market size and growth rates. Adjusted prescription counts are adjusted for length of prescriptions and re-aggregated, with prescriptions for 84 days supply or more factored by three, and those under 84 days unchanged.
* Retail channels.
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