If you’re not familiar with pharmacy industry jargon or acronyms, you’ve come to the right place. Read below for an alphabetical listing of terms, abbreviations and acronyms frequently used on this site.
Chain – used to refer to retail chain pharmacies owned by companies like CVS and Walgreens
Indy – abbreviation used to refer to Independently owned pharmacies
PBM – Pharmacy Benefit Manager
Pharm – abbreviation used to refer to the pharmacy industry as a whole
Pharma – abbreviation used to refer to pharmaceutical manufacturers
Retail – refers to any pharmacy that engages with the public through a physical storefront