A questionnaire survey of consumers, pharmacists and wholesale retailers of state regulation of parapharmaceutical goods


  • A. S. Nemchenko
  • V. I. Mishchenko




parapharmaceutical goods, cosmetics on care of hair, questionnaire


Market of parapharmaceutical products appeared on the pharmaceutical market of Ukraine not long ago, so it has not got a clear official status. This factor influenced on the formation of the contradictions in the legal framework, resulting in complications for manufacturers, distribution companies, retailers (pharmacies, pharmacy, Farmmarket) and consumers. Formation of the parapharmaceutical domestic market performed despite the inadequacies and contradictions of the legal framework, Surveys of consumers, producers and distributors can help to improve the development of scientific and teaching activities on the regulation of parapharmaceutical goods in Ukraine.

A questionnaire survey among consumers, pharmacists in pharmacy segment and distributors on pharmaceutical market of Ukraine monitors the need for state regulation of parafarmacutical goods.

The method of questionnaire survey of consumers, managers of pharmaceutical distribution companies and pharmacists need in the government regulation was studied.

Consumers survey found that 80% of respondents who consume parapharmaceutical goods for hair were female. Most of the residents lived in the city − 90%. 80% had higher education. Within the consumers of the parapharmaceutical goods 45% were employees, 20% workers, 15% retired. Only 5% of them were pupils and students. The main consumers of age were − 21−45 years (21 to 35 years − 45%, from 36 to 45 years − 35%).

The need for parapharmaceutical goods distribution in a pharmacy indicated 58% of respondents. 90% of specialists said that it is necessary to make adjustments in the legal documents regarding parapharmaceutical advertising by manufacturers and distributors. Most part of the respondents (50%) noted that the financial crisis has slowed down pharmaceutical companies work, by reducing consumer demand for parapharmaceutical and preference for medicines purchasing. 40% of managers pointed to the difficulties in work with parapharmaceutical goods because of the minimum amount of purchases from the manufacturer.



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How to Cite

Nemchenko AS, Mishchenko VI. A questionnaire survey of consumers, pharmacists and wholesale retailers of state regulation of parapharmaceutical goods. Zaporozhye Medical Journal [Internet]. 2013Nov.13 [cited 2024Jul.20];15(5). Available from: http://zmj.zsmu.edu.ua/article/view/19029



Problems of pharmacy