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.

Chainused to refer to retail chain pharmacies owned by companies like CVS and Walgreens

Indyabbreviation used to refer to Independently owned pharmacies

PBMPharmacy Benefit Manager

Pharmabbreviation used to refer to the pharmacy industry as a whole

Pharmaabbreviation used to refer to pharmaceutical manufacturers

Retail – refers to any pharmacy that engages with the public through a physical storefront