Global ePharmacies Industry

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Global ePharmacies Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for ePharmacies in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 72 companies including many key and niche players such as CVS Caremark, CanAmerica Drugs, Inc., CanadaDrugs.com, CanDrugstore.com, drugstore.com, Inc., DocMorris, Domzdrowia.pl SA, ePharmacy, eDrugstore.MD, Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd., MediSave, PlanetRx.com, Rowlands Pharmacy, The SANICARE Group, and Walgreen Co. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

ePharmacies: A General Categorization 3

Classification Based on the Need for Prescription 4

Classification based on the eStrategy Adopted 4

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 5

Internet Globalizes Drug Sales through ePharmacies 5

Table 1: Global: Percentage Distribution of ePharmacies by

Host Country (2008) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 5

Regional Analysis 6

ePharmacies Bring Potential Value to Customers 6

ePharmacies Enable Better Care and Enhance Quality of Life 6

Prescription Drugs Fuel the Growth of Electronic Pharmacies 6

Re-importation or Cross Border Drug Sales: An Area of Concern

in the US 7

Cyber Crime in the Name of ePharmacies on the Rise 7

Threat Posed by Illegal Internet Operations Likely to Hamper

Penetration of ePharmacies 7

ePharmacies: A Brand Spoiler? 8

Illegal ePharmacies Affect Market Size Estimations 8

3. SERVICE OVERVIEW 9

Factors Favoring Consumer Inclination towards ePharmacies 9

Pharmacies and the eCommerce Business Model 9

ePharmacies: A General Categorization 9

Classification Based on the Need for Prescription 9

Classification based on the eStrategy Adopted 10

Conventional Pharmacies vs. Electronic Pharmacies: A Comparison 10

Benefits Conferred by eCommerce Business Model 10

Feasibility of Electronic Pharmacies 10

The Click and Brick Strategy 11

ePharmacies: Stakeholders 11

Processes and Components of an ePharmacy 12

Drug Regulatory Authorities of Select Countries 12

Benefits of ePharmacies 13

Possible Risks Associated with Electronic Pharmacies 13

An Assessment of Factors that Deter People from Purchasing

Medicines Online 14

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 15

BinghamShore Launches www.zipcodemeds.com 15

RX Introduces Rxbuys.com 15

Lloydspharmacy Takes Over Betterlife Healthcare 16

DOZ and Onet.pl Jointly Launch MedOnet.pl 16

Cancer Prescription Drugs Partners CancerDrugsDirect.com 16

AccessRx.com Introduces New Smartphone Application 17

drugstore.com to Take Over Salu 17

Walgreens Re-Launches Walgreens.com 17

Chemist.net Announces Online Availability of Dettol No-Touch

Hand Wash System 18

Lloydspharmacy Announces Online Availability of Tamiflu 18

Best Pills Unveils bestpills.co.uk 18

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 19

CVS Caremark (US) 19

CanAmerica Drugs, Inc. (Canada) 19

Table 2: Comparison of Select Drug Prices Offered by

CanAmerica and US Retail Pharmacies 19

CanadaDrugs.com (Canada) 20

CanDrugstore.com (Canada) 20

drugstore.com, Inc. (US) 20

DocMorris (The Netherlands) 20

Domzdrowia.pl SA (Poland) 21

ePharmacy (Australia) 21

eDrugstore.MD (US) 21

Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd. (UK) 22

MediSave (Canada) 23

PlanetRx.com (US) 23

Rowlands Pharmacy (UK) 24

The SANICARE Group (Germany) 24

Walgreen Co. (US) 24

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 25

Table 3: World Recent Past Current & Future Analysis for

ePharmacies by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe,

Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through

2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 25

Table 4: World Historic Review for ePharmacies by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 26

Table 5: World 15-Year Perspective for ePharmacies by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World for Years

2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 27

7. THE UNITED STATES 28

A.Market Analysis 28

'Big Three' Lead the US Wholesale Drugs and Pharmacy Sector 28

ePharmacies Continue to Witness Growth at a Substantial Pace 28

Table 6: Prices of Select Drugs in ePharmacies in the US

and Canada: A Comparison (As on July 2010) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 29

Baby Boomers to Drive the Increase in Online Sale of

Prescription Drugs 29

Increasing Drug Abuse From Sales through the Internet 29

Recent Market Trends 30

Re-importation 31

FDA's Personal Importation Policy (1954) 31

Players in the Early Days 32

Classification of ePharmacies 32

ePharmacies: A Categorization based on Prescription

Requirement 32

A Review of Investigations on ePharmacies by the US GAO 32

Pricing 33

Problems Identified with Prescription Drugs Obtained from

ePharmacies that do not Require a Valid Prescription 33

Regulation of Pharmacies in the US 34

Controlled Substances 34

Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) 34

United States e-Pharmacy Law (1970) 35

Concerns 35

Federal Regulations Governing ePharmacies 35

Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites 36

Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008

(Ryan Haight Act) 36

Personal Importation of Drugs 36

The US: Provisions and Acts of Select States 37

Virginia (2008) 37

Texas (2007) 37

District of Columbia (2009) 37

Alabama (2008) 37

Arkansas Internet Prescription Consumer Protection Act (2008) 37

2009 Arkansas Senate Bill 120 38

Delaware: Safe Internet Pharmacy Act (2009) 38

Indiana (2009) 38

North Carolina (2009) 39

Kentucky 39

Regulations for ePharmacies based outside Kentucky 39

Florida (2009) 40

About ePharmacy Permits (2009) 40

ePharmacies distributing drugs without a permit (2009) 40

Nevada 40

Illegal Internet Pharmacies (2008) 41

LEGISLATIONS: Implemented in 2009 41

North Dakota Senate Bill 2218 41

2009 Iowa House File 381 42

Strategic Corporate Developments 42

Select Players 45

CVS Caremark 45

drugstore.com, Inc. 45

eDrugstore.MD 45

PlanetRx.com 46

Walgreen Co. 46

B.Market Analytics 47

Table 7: The US Recent Past Current & Future Analysis for

ePharmacies Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 47

Table 8: The US Historic Review for ePharmacies

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 47

8. CANADA 48

A.Market Analysis 48

Overview of the Canadian ePharmacy Industry 48

Canadian Regulations Support Online Sale of Drugs 48

Re-importation 49

Issues and Concerns 49

Origin of the Canadian ePharmacy Industry 50

Initial Challenges 50

Canadian Regulations 51

Impact of ePharmacies on Pharmaceutical Drug Distribution Chain 51

NAFTA 52

The Role of Health Canada 52

Squaretrade Licensed Pharmacy Program 53

Strategic Corporate Development 53

Select Players 53

CanAmerica Drugs Inc. 53

Table 9: Comparison of Select Drug Prices Offered by

CanAmerica and US Retail Pharmacies 54

CanadaDrugs.com 54

CanDrugstore.com 54

MediSave 55

B.Market Analytics 55

Table 10: Canadian Recent Past Current & Future Analysis for

ePharmacies Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 55

Table 11: Canadian Historic Review for ePharmacies

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 56

9. EUROPE 57

A.Market Analysis 57

What Possibly Makes Electronic Pharmacy a Feasible Business

in Europe? 57

European Countries Permitting Online Sale of Medicines (2007) 59

Table 12: Leading European Mail Order and ePharmacies by

Annual Sales (in US$ Million) (2009) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 59

Germany: Largest European Market for Electronic and Mail

Order Pharmacies 60

Possible Risks 60

DocMorris (The Netherlands) - A Key Player 60

B.Market Analytics 61

Table 13: European Recent Past Current & Future Analysis for

ePharmacies by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,

UK, and Rest of Europe Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 61

Table 14: European Historic Review for ePharmacies by

Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of

Europe Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 62

Table 15: European 15-Year Perspective for ePharmacies by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe for Years

2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 63

9a. FRANCE 64

Market Analysis 64

Table 16: French Recent Past Current & Future Analysis for

ePharmacies Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 64

Table 17: French Historic Review for ePharmacies

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 64

9b. GERMANY 65

A.Market Analysis 65

Market Overview 65

The SANICARE Group: A Key Player 65

B.Market Analytics 66

Table 18: German Recent Past Current & Future Analysis for

ePharmacies Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 66

Table 19: German Historic Review for ePharmacies

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 67

9c. ITALY 68

Market Analysis 68

Table 20: Italian Recent Past Current & Future Analysis for

ePharmacies Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 68

Table 21: Italian Historic Review for ePharmacies

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 68

9d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 69

A.Market Analysis 69

Historic Perspective 69

Current Scenario 69

Share of ePharmacies in Pharmacy Sales Likely to Surge 69

Regulatory Framework Governing Electronic Pharmacies in the UK 70

Strategic Corporate Developments 71

Select Players 72

Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd. 72

Rowlands Pharmacy 73

B.Market Analytics 73

Table 22: The UK Recent Past Current & Future Analysis for

ePharmacies Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 73

Table 23: The UK Historic Review for ePharmacies

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 74

9e. REST OF EUROPE 75

A.Market Analysis 75

Sweden 75

Poland 75

Strategic Corporate Developments 75

Domzdrowia.pl SA (Poland) - A Key Player 76

B.Market Analytics 76

Table 24: Rest of Europe Recent Past Current & Future

Analysis for ePharmacies Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 76

Table 25: Rest of Europe Historic Review for ePharmacies

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 77

10. ASIA-PACIFIC 78

A.Market Analysis 78

ePharmacies in the Indian Market 78

China 78

Prescription Drugs Sales through ePharmacies is Prohibited

in China 78

Online Order and In-store Delivery: The Sole Legitimate

ePharmacy Model in China 79

ePharmacy (Australia) - A Key Player 79

B.Market Analytics 80

Table 26: Asia-Pacific Recent Past Current & Future Analysis

for ePharmacies Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 80

Table 27: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for ePharmacies

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 80

11. REST OF WORLD 81

A.Market Analysis 81

Brazil: ANVISA's Regulations for Remote Selling 81

B.Market Analytics 81

Table 28: Rest of World Recent Past Current & Future

Analysis for ePharmacies Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 81

Table 29: Rest of World Historic Review for ePharmacies

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 82

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 72

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 32

Canada 16

Europe 13

Germany 1

The United Kingdom 8

Rest of Europe 4

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 8

Latin America 1

Middle-East 2

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