Czech Republic

 

Pharmacies

  • Population: 10.5 million
  • Population > 65 years old: 17%
  • Pharmacies: c.2,450
  • Population per pharmacy: c.4,351
  • Total pharm spend: c.$3,366 million, c.$321 per person
  • Generic market share: 38.2% volume / 18.4% value

Source: OECD 2015, PGEU Annual Report 2014

 

 

Ownership

  • Maximum number of pharmacies per owner: pharmacy chains are allowed
  • Ownership requirements: Any person has legal right to own a public pharmacy

Source: www.pharmine.org, WBA internal resources

 

 

VAT

  • VAT rate on drugs (%): 10%

Source: WBA internal resources

 

 

Pharmacy Students

  • Annual number of graduates that become registered / professional pharmacists: 280
  • Specific pharmacy related national entrance examination: No
  • Total number of universities with a pharmacy school: 2
  • Length of course: 5 years
  • Diplomas: Masters degree
  • Fee per year: €0 for courses in Czech, €6,800 for course in English
Source: www.pharmine.org