Another industry is about to be subverted! No, pharmacy!

No, it’s a day when you can’t get medicine in the middle of the night!

No, the word is at the head, only the pharmacy selling your medicine!

No, pharmacy!

If you want to name the bad things you encounter in your daily life, the “buy medicine” will go into the top three.

A random search on the Internet, a lot of about the pharmacy.

The wind clearing summed up, these spit can be roughly divided into the following three categories:

It is not convenient to buy medicines: although there are pharmacies in the community, some medicines must be bought at chain pharmacies. And these pharmacies will basically close at 11 o’clock in the evening, and this is the peak period of emergency medication, knocking on the door in the middle of the night, I think many people have encountered it.

Buying medicine expensive: Sometimes you just want to go to the pharmacy to buy A medicine, but the clerk will tell you that A medicine has been sold out, and I recommend you the so-called “better medicine” higher price B medicine.

The clerk does not know how to understand: Sometimes, when we go to buy medicine, it is unclear what medicine should be bought. When you describe the symptoms to the clerk, but the clerk is so worried about your illness, I bought the wrong medicine. I spent more money and my illness was not cured in time…

Even sometimes, you have already told the clerk about past medical history and medication contraindications, but in order to get a high commission, they still recommend the “bad drugs” with your conscience.

But compared to the experience of buying medicine, it is the parents who are more distressed.

They often spend a morning to save a few dollars to run a lot of pharmacies, but it is very likely that they would buy hundreds of dollars of health care products because they want to get a bag of eggs from the pharmacy…

What is even more damn is that some pharmacies will also lie to the elderly to buy medical drugs with medical insurance cards.

In order to make money, some pharmacies even joined the MLM organization, and many elderly people were deceived.

For the pain point of the pharmacy, the country finally shot!

Recently, the seven departments of Beijing jointly issued a voice: allowing convenience stores to sell non-prescription drugs.

Compared with traditional pharmacies, the advantages of convenience stores are not too obvious: schools, stadiums, hospitals, parks, subways, and technology parks basically cover our online store and are open 24 hours a day.

In addition, selling drugs at convenience stores eliminates the need to increase rents and labor costs, and the price of medicines will naturally fall.

When we can buy medicines at convenience stores 24 hours a day, and when it is a cheaper medicine, will anyone go to a traditional pharmacy?

Beijing started the first shot of change!

In this notice on “Several measures to further promote the development of convenience stores”, two points are clearly pointed out:

1. Chain convenience stores can apply for retail operation of Class B non-prescription drugs;

2. Chain convenience stores apply for Class II medical device operations.

This means that in the future we will no longer have to worry about not opening the door in the middle of the night pharmacy, even the operation of filming can be completed in the convenience store downstairs, how convenient!

Why have pharmacies been developed for decades? The problem of “difficulty in buying medicines and expensive medicines” still exists.

The root of all this is monopoly.

The data shows that retail pharmacies in China have a 65% market share of over-the-counter drugs, and another 35% are in hospitals.

There is no service under the monopoly. Only by letting go of the business authority of the enterprise, the medical dividends are divided out, so that selling drugs is no longer the privilege of pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals, and ordinary people can get real quality services.

In fact, as early as 2015, Fujian Province has introduced policies to allow convenience stores to sell non-prescription drugs.

In 2017, Shenyang City also promulgated relevant regulations to allow enterprises that operate non-pharmaceuticals in a chain or franchise manner to apply for the operation of Class B over-the-counter drugs.

However, for various reasons, the reform has not seen much success.

But this time is different. Beijing is the capital of China and the city that is the first to be touched by national policies.

It is foreseeable that once the pilot project in Beijing is successful, it will be promoted in other provinces and cities. By then, the pattern of drug retail market in China over 400 billion will change dramatically.

The chain of convenience store groups will be a great challenge for the 450,000 retail pharmacies nationwide.

All of this, we are happy to see it, only fierce competition, will make the drug retail market ushered in a new life, and ultimately benefit consumers!

The pharmacy does not change, we change the pharmacy

Ma Yun once said: “The bank does not change, we will change the bank!”

Now, we have given this sentence to the pharmacies in the streets of the country: the pharmacy does not change, we change the pharmacy.

The development of the Internet has made the pace of the times faster, and those industries that are ruthless are undergoing a revolutionary transformation.

The bank does not change, Alipay is coming; the hospital does not change, the Internet hospital is coming; the traditional media does not change, the new media is coming; the taxi industry does not change, the drip comes…

The same is true for today’s pharmacies.

In fact, the traditional pharmacy is not without a little competitiveness. Its biggest advantage is the professional pharmacist. After all, the medicine is a special commodity, and it is safer for the pharmacist to guide the medication.

However, according to the data, there are 450,000 chain pharmacies in China, and there are only more than 200,000 licensed pharmacists affiliated with pharmacies. On average, there are less than one licensed pharmacist for every two pharmacies – not yet in the industry. A large number of common “certificate” pharmacists are excluded.

Seeing this, you will understand why the medicines recommended in the pharmacy are not all that useful.

But they don’t care. For traditional pharmacies, profit is the most important thing, raising the price of medicine, hiring aunt as a clerk, selling high-spread medicine…

Nowadays, as convenience stores join the battle, traditional pharmacies must expand their advantages, cultivate more pharmacists, train clerk, and let them know the basic pharmacology.

In short, under the competition, the people will eventually receive tangible benefits, An Anxin service.

The era of “patients turning around doctors” is over, and an era of “doctors turning around patients” is coming!