Preferred Terms


Margin

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Distribution margin

Definition:

The percentage of the selling price that is profit. In the case of the pharmaceutical distribution, a wholesale or pharmacy margin is one type of remuneration awarded to distribution actors such as wholesalers and pharmacies for handling their services. The wholesale margin is the gross profit of wholesalers, expressed as a percentage of the wholesale price (pharmacy purchasing price). The pharmacy margin is the gross profit of pharmacies expressed as a percentage of the pharmacy retail price.