Pharmacy sales decline, with more people buying medicine by ‘strips’

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AMMAN — Jordan Pharmacist Association President Mohammad Ababneh said there is a 20–30 percent decline in pharmaceutical sales in the Kingdom during the current year due to reduced purchasing power among people, Jo24 reported. اضافة اعلان

The reduced purchasing power, he added, prompts people to buy medicines by the strip depending on the money they have available.

He added that 24 pharmacies close monthly due to their inability to continue offering services. High unemployment rates among pharmacy graduates also play a role, he said, as pharmacies open to absorb some graduates and later end up closing.

Ababneh also noted the increase in the number of pharmacies compared to the population, stating that the number of pharmacies operating in the Kingdom exceeded 4 thousand. They are largely concentrated in the main cities of Amman, Zarqa, and Irbid, he added.

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