Number of Pharmacies per Capita – UE


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While distance selling of OTC products or ordering of OTC products with a community pharmacy which may subsequently deliver the ordered products as home deliveries is allowed in some countries (Belgium, Hungary, Poland, Portugal), the selling of prescription medicines over the internet is much more restricted (PPRI 2010). Only Denmark, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK allow internet pharmacies to exist, defined as “the long distance purchase of Prescription-Only-Medicines (POMs) from Internet sources outside of the network of actual pharmacies”


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