Restriction on sale of medicines in pharmacies (clarification)
The Minister of Health has activated parts of the drug preparedness. This means that you cannot buy more prescription medicines at the pharmacy than what you normally use, and that the amount of OTC medicines being dispensed has been limited. The decision has been taken to avoid hoarding.
The Minister of Health has activated the drug preparedness to avoid shortages of medicines due to hoarding.
This means, among other things, that you cannot buy more prescription medicine at the pharmacy than what you normally use.
If you buy OTC medicines from a pharmacy, supermarket or other outlet that sells OTC medicines, you can only buy one pack of each type of medication with the same active substance.
In exceptional cases, the pharmacies will, however, also dispense the same medicine for a child in another form or strength.
We are doing this to protect the elderly, the sick and the infirm
There are presently no signs of supply failure of medicines caused by the outbreak of coronavirus. We must keep it this way. Otherwise, the elderly, the sick and the infirm will be those suffering. We are therefore restricting the sale of medicines as a precaution, and we are encouraging everyone to exhibit strong community spirit, to refrain from hoarding and to contribute towards not creating unnecessary problems for the supply of medicines, said Thomas Senderovitz, Director General of the Danish Medicines Agency.
The Danish Medicines Agency is following the situation and other measures cannot be excluded.