Portugal

 

Pharmacies

  • Population: 10.8 million
  • Population > 65 years old: 18.72%
  • Pharmacies: c.2,885
  • Population per pharmacy: c.3,694
  • Total pharm spend: c.$3,857 million, c.$357 per person
  • Generic market share: 44.8% volume / 21.1% value

Source: IMS 2014 (USD), OECD 2015, PGEU Annual Report 2014

 

 

Ownership

  • Maximum number of pharmacies per owner: Pharmacy chains are prohibited, but a pharmacist can own up to 4 pharmacies.
  • Ownership requirements: Barriers to non-Portuguese speaking, EU-qualified pharmacists exist in the form of Portuguese language requirements. No partnership with other pharmacists, druggists, wholesalers, insurance firms or GPs.

Source: IMS 2014, www.pharmine.org, WBA internal resources

 

 

VAT

  • VAT rate on drugs (%): 6%

Source: IMS 2014

 

Pharmacy Students

  • Annual number of graduates that become registered / professional pharmacists: 702
  • Specific pharmacy related national entrance examination: Yes
  • Total number of universities with a pharmacy school: 9
  • Length of course: 5 years
  • Diplomas: Masters Degree
  • Fee per year: €996 for public university (5) , €5,700 for private (4)
Source: www.pharmine.org