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Prescription Sales Through Healthcare Distributors Hit $268 Billion
Date:10/6/2011

han 95,000 products to pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities and other outlets nationwide. The net profit margin for distributors is 1.1 percent.  

"Despite a challenging economic climate, this year's Factbook demonstrates that distributors continue to do more with less while expanding their efficiencies and accommodating more products," said Karen J. Ribler, Executive Vice President and COO of the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research. "It also paints a picture of the dynamic changes affecting the supply chain."  

"When I'm seeking to learn about the state of our industry, the HDMA Factbook is my go-to reference tool," said Tony Pera, Senior Vice President for Supply Chain Management at AmerisourceBergen Corporation and Chairman of the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research Board of Directors. "It is the only peer-reviewed resource that shows firsthand the efficiencies distributors deliver to the healthcare industry."    

The 2011–2012 HDMA Factbook: The Facts, Figures & Trends in Healthcare is now available for purchase for $95 (book) or $170 (book and data CD) through the HDMA Marketplace, at www.ShopHDMA.org. An electronic version also is available as a $95 download for all Kindle devices and applications through Amazon. For more information, visit the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research website at www.HCSupplyChainResearch.org.

About the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research
The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that serves as the knowledge partner of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA). The Center serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on healthcare supply ch
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