About Us

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers’ (IFPW) role is to help its members and stakeholders advance the safe, efficient and continuous access to pharmaceuticals worldwide through the promotion of good distribution practices and services.

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW) represents a strong, effective platform to establish strong dialog within the global pharmaceutical community. The association is dedicated to helping its members and stakeholders advance the safe, efficient and continuous access to pharmaceuticals worldwide through the promotion of good distribution practices and services.

IFPW supports and represents the majority of stakeholders in the pharmaceutical distribution industry. Key to the industry are the full-line wholesalers. The activity of pharmaceutical full-line wholesaling consists of the purchase and sale, warehousing, storage, order preparation, and delivery of medicines. Pharmaceutical full-line wholesalers carry and distribute the full assortment of products (in range and depth) to meet the needs of those with whom they have normal business relations and deliver all medicines used in their geographical area of activity within a short time limit.

IFPW represents wholesalers and wholesaler associations in 19 countries comprising 40% of the global market. Companies participating in IFPW have indispensable opportunities to network with their colleagues and explore future business ventures.

IFPW's current strategic objectives are to:

  • Improve the image and promote the value proposition of full-line wholesalers to all stakeholders.
  • Strengthen key stakeholder relationships through engaging in meaningful and relevant dialogues.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and other wholesalers' associations to advance global health standards, access to medicines and supply chain safety initiatives.
  • Continue to serve as the industry's international networking and information platform.

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