Australian-owned and operated, Discount Drug Stores is a leading discount pharmacy brand which commenced operations in late 2001, with the first store opening at Sunnybank in Queensland. Since then, we have continued to improve our offer to both franchisees and customers, which has enabled us to expand the brand nationally. We’re proud to now have over 145 store locations Australia-wide.
Pharmacists John Clark, Peter Newman and Rosa Chen started the Discount Drug Stores brand with the intention of providing ‘Everyday Low Prices’ on all prescription, health and beauty needs as well as professional healthcare advice and services that you would expect to find in a traditional community pharmacy. On 8th September 2014, Discount Drug Stores entered into a sale agreement with Central Healthcare (CH), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sigma Pharmaceuticals Ltd (Sigma). At almost 130 stores strong at the time, DDS had become one of the fastest growing brands in Australia.