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2017 HDA Factbook

HDA: Drug chains still Rx distributors’ biggest customers

HDA: Drug chains still Rx distributors’ biggest customers

ARLINGTON, Va. — Chain drug stores remain the largest customer segment for U.S. pharmaceutical distributors, according to the HDA Research Foundation. The 88th Edition HDA Factbook (2017‐2018) said chain drug retailers accounted for nearly 30% of all sales to drug distributors last year. Dollar sales to independent pharmacies dipped 1.1%, while sales to hospitals and