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silky1 asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 1 decade ago

How do you find out what pharmaceutical company Rite Aid gets their medicine from?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Pharmacies get there medication from dozens of different companies. Rite Aid gets brand name drugs from the same maker other pharmacies do and they chose generic companies for specific drugs.

    Generic manufactures include: Teva Pharmaceuticals, Mylan, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Watson, Roxane, West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, Actavis Group, Greenstone, Apotex, Pro Doc Ltée, Novopharm, Pharmel, Pharmascience, Ratiopharm, and Sandoz.

    Brand name makers include: Union chimique belge (UCB), Pfizer, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Hoffmann–La Roche, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi-Aventis, and AstraZeneca.

    However ALL drugs sold in The US are tested and have been granted authority to produce and sell drugs.

    To find out the maker of a specific drug you can go to Rite Aid (or call) and ask about specific drugs.

    Source(s): M.D., C.M. psychiatry, internal medicine (Québec) Hons. BSc in pharmacology
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Here's an idea, if you like the hands on approach.

    Tell the pharmacist that you are doing a study on medicines imported from Canada, the cost difference and benefits.

    Ask if he has anything to add to your paper on the subject.

    Even if he has a clause in his application for working there, he may tell you all the answers you want to know if your story isn't going to get him fired.

    Tell him it's a school project or college paper on the benefits from outsourced drug manufacturers, just do not say it's because you are concerned about it, cause he may then tell you anything to get you away from him, and possibly figure that your a corporate informant (not sure how the pharmaceutical business goes, I don't take drugs yet).

    Other than that, Wiki has nothing that I can see which tells, and unless you search for every drug individually, it looks rather lengthy.

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