The Pharmaceutical Wholesale Industry is a vital part of Australia's complex health infrastructure. The Wholesalers are the link between the manufacturers of prescription medicines relied on by millions of Australians, and the retail - or community - pharmacies where they are dispensed to patients.
NPSA Members are:
The Pharmaceutical Wholesale Industry:
- Sources medicines from more than 550 primary and generic manufacturers in Australia and overseas.
- Delivers approximately 1 million PBS units, of more than 6,000 different medicines, every day.
- Serves over 5,500 retail pharmacies across Australia.
- Enables the fulfillment of almost 8,000 prescriptions daily, or an average of 173 prescriptions, per pharmacy per day.