Spain

 

Pharmacies

  • Population: 47.7 million
  • Population > 65 years old: 17.9%
  • Pharmacies: c.21,458
  • Population per pharmacy: c.2,203
  • Total pharm spend: c.$21,190 million, c.$444 per person
  • Generic market share: 44.9% volume / 18.3% value

Source: IMS 2014 , OECD 2015, PGEU Annual Report 2014

 

 

Ownership

  • Maximum number of pharmacies per owner: Pharmacy chains are prohibited.
  • Ownership requirements: Must be majority owned by a qualified pharmacist.

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

 

 

VAT

  • VAT rate on drugs (%): 4%

Source: IMS 2014

 

 

Pharmacy Students

  • Annual number of graduates that become registered / professional pharmacists: 2,600
  • Specific pharmacy related national entrance examination: No
  • Total number of universities with a pharmacy school: 19
  • Length of course: 5 years
  • Diplomas: Masters degree equivalent
  • Fee per year: €700-1,000 public (13), €7,000-9,000 private (6)
Source: www.pharmine.org