The pharmacies have exclusive rights in Denmark to sell prescription drugs to consumers. Furthermore, many over the counter products can also only be purchased at private pharmacies.
99 % of all pharmaceuticals are distributed by the two full range wholesalers in Denmark to private pharmacies, Nomeco wholesale and Tjellesen Max Jenne (TMJ). Therefore, if you as a supplier of pharmaceuticals would like your products to be available in all the pharmacies in Denmark, it is important to enter into a partnership agreement with both Nomeco wholesale and TMJ.
Each private pharmacy is operated by a pharmacist that has been granted permission by the state to operate the pharmacy(ies) concerned. The number of private pharmacies, and the margin they receive in connection with the sale of pharmaceuticals, is regulated by the Danish authorities. The pharmacy's purchase prices (AIP) on pharmacy-only drugs are determined directly by the companies that manufacture or import the pharmaceuticals (suppliers). Suppliers can report price changes every 14 days in "The Price List", and the pharmacy is obligated to always offer the consumer the cheapest preparation.
The primary sector in Denmark functions as a multi-channel system, where the products requested by the pharmacies are sold by the two wholesalers. 2/3 of the private pharmacies receive their products from Nomeco wholesale, while the rest receive them from Tjellesen Max Jenne (TMJ). The two wholesalers play a vital role in the daily workflow and administration at the pharmacies. Read more about Nomeco's partnership with the private pharmacies.