Industry: 5912—Drug Stores and Proprietary Stores
Establishments engaged in the retail sale of prescription drugs, proprietary drugs, and non-prescription medicines, and which may also carry a number of related lines, such as cosmetics, toiletries, tobacco, and novelty merchandise. These stores are included on the basis of their usual trade designation rather than on the stricter interpretation of commodities handled. This industry includes drug stores which also operate a soda fountain or lunch counter.

Apothecaries—retailPharmacies—retail
Drug stores—retailProprietary (non-prescription medicines) stores—retail
Codes Titles Number of US Businesses
5912Drug Stores and Proprietary Stores52,880
591200Drug stores and proprietary stores20,366
59120000Drug stores and proprietary stores20,366
591299Drug stores and proprietary stores, nec32,514
59129901Drug stores31,996
59129902Proprietary (non-prescription medicine) stores518