Norway’s Consumer Council wants to make it easier for people to find the medicines they need in pharmacies

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If there is a shortage of medicines in a particular pharmacy, the Consumer Council believes it should be easier for people to find the medicine they need in other pharmacies.

According to a survey conducted by the Consumer Council, four out of ten Norwegians have experienced a pharmacy not having the medicine they need.

Consumer Council chief Inger Lise Blyverket says that it can be stressful for people.

“You may have to suffer from severe migraine attacks, not be able to control your blood sugar, or treat depression,” she explained.

The Consumer Council wants to have a similar system to that of the Swedish Joint Catalog, a database where you can click and see which pharmacies have the medicine you need.

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