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Q: Top secondary pharmaceutical drug wholesalers in US ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Top secondary pharmaceutical drug wholesalers in US
Category: Business and Money > Economics
Asked by: mikep1234-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 31 Jul 2006 18:31 PDT
Expires: 01 Aug 2006 15:38 PDT
Question ID: 751289
There is a large network of secondary drug wholesalers in the US
(behind the big players like Caremark, Cardinal and
AmerisourceBergen). Please provide a list of the top 200 drug
wholesalers in the US with revenue for the year 2005.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 31 Jul 2006 19:00 PDT
What leads you to think there are hundreds of companies in this business?

The lists I'm aware of only include a few dozen, at most.


Clarification of Question by mikep1234-ga on 31 Jul 2006 19:26 PDT
Articles like this:

"Ninety percent of all prescription drug wholesale distribution is
conducted by three companies: AmeriSource-Bergen, McKesson, and
Cardinal Health. These three companies make up what is often referred
to as the "primary" drug distribution system. On a second tier below
the big three, there are between 12 and 15 larger regional wholesale
drug distributors and an estimated 6,500 smaller drug wholesalers. The
secondary market maintains that its value lays in the niche market its
serves consisting of smaller users such as dispensing physicians and
small pharmacies, dispensers in rural areas, and buyers of specialty
drugs that require special handling."

I want to know how big these companies are.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 01 Aug 2006 05:17 PDT
There are occasional larger lists, like this one:

but I really doubt that anybody has sales figures for these smaller,
mostly private, companies.

Good luck with this, but I quite honestly can't think of a source for
the type of information you're asking for.


Clarification of Question by mikep1234-ga on 01 Aug 2006 15:38 PDT
Thank you for your efforts. I'll close this out.
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