What do we all do when we get sick? We visit a doctor, right? After examining and diagnosing our diseases they prescribe us medicine. We all know where those medicines come from. Yeah, you got it right there; those big pharmaceuticals companies like Roche and Novo Nordisk manufacture those antibiotics that are prescribed to treat your respiratory tract infections. Now, with the prescription, you go straight to a pharmacy and purchase those prescribed drugs. You can already see there is a cycle, but a vital cog is missing there, that is pharmaceutical distributors. They are the ones’ who purchase the drugs from those pharmaceutical manufacturers and distribute them to medical facilities and pharmacies. They have a big role to play here and don’t just think that they are some sort of deal makers or mere media. They have other responsibilities that we are going to share with you now.
- In addition to delivering products to pharmacies and medical institutions, pharmaceutical distributors must provide information related to drugs and their usage. Unlike other commercial products, medical drugs are heavily reliant on up to date information for their proper usage. Failure to do so might prove to be catastrophic. Even though drugs very rarely show adverse sign-symptoms, in a case of any unfortunate event, these distributors will provide information on how to overcome the situation, potentially saving millions of lives.
- Wholesale distributors help to reduce the overall costs of medicine. You might be wondering how they do that! In fact, they purchase products from the manufacturer and stores them in their warehouse, and later distribute to different pharmacies and hospitals. If the manufacturers had to distribute all these drugs on their own, they would have ended up spending a lot more resources than they currently do. This would have driven up the cost of medicine, making people pay the extra amount for drugs.
- These distributors not only deliver drugs to hospitals and pharmacies, they also deliver medical and surgical equipment, sanitary products and chemical reagents. In fact, they are the wholesale distributors of almost everything related to health care. Hence, they should get a well-deserved applause for their roles in the overall health care management system.
- In cases of emergencies and natural disasters, these pharmaceutical distributors might play a crucial role. In many countries they make sure a continuous supply of life-saving drugs to affected people, thus saving lives. In other instances, they might act as a medium between the manufacturer and the consumers, and negotiate the price for them.
In conclusion, we are pretty sure, up until this moment you were little aware of these wholesale distributors and the significant role they play in the overall health care management.