Over-the-counter sales outlets

Updated 07 July 2016

Over-the-counter sales outlets are points of sale for pharmacies organised in another shop, often a supermarket.

Over-the-counter sales outlets may sell non-prescription medicinal products suitable for sale outside of pharmacies. The Danish Medicines Agency determines whether a medicinal product may be sold in an over-the-counter sales outlet. Furthermore, over-the-counter sales outlets can deliver prescription-only medicinal products that have been dispatched by a pharmacy to the outlet.

Personnel employed at over-the-counter sales outlets are not necessarily educated within the pharmacy profession.

In total there are about 500 over-the-counter sales outlets.

Pharmacies that establish or close down an over-the-counter sales outlet should inform us by email to apoteker@dkma.dk

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