Contemporary Marketing in Pharmacy With the Focus on the E- Pharmacy Concept

Dejana Ignjatović, Milenko Stanić
2019 Proceedings of the 6th International Scientific Conference - FINIZ 2019   unpublished
The role of pharmacies has changed during the last decades of the 20th century within both the societal and medical spheres. From a place manufacturing medicine, to procurement and distribution of medicine, pharmacies have becoame modern medical facilities that participate in the medical system and retail pharmaceutical market. The duality of the role of pharmacy requires adjustments to the demands of healthcare policies and contemporary market principles. The implementation of contemporary
more » ... of contemporary business practices, such as marketing, was mostly absent, until recently. This research focuses on the use of internet for pharmaceutical marketing and the possible application of online pharmacies in the Republic of Srpska. Pharmaceutical workers, the respondents of the questionnaire, point to the possibilities that the implementation of online business presents all the strengths and weaknesses of such a manner of operation. From this, it is concluded that the implementation of electronic pharmacies would lead to the improvement of economic results for pharmaceutical establishments within the Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
doi:10.15308/finiz-2019-78-84 fatcat:4mcjmmfxxrbx5fikoxhcmifhfi