Expanded role of pharmacists

January: Expanded role of pharmacists

Pharmacists are now permitted to sell an expanded range of medications for common illnesses without a prescription, thereby enhancing their responsibilities.


    One year of Dermafora®

    February: One year of Dermafora®

    Derma-cosmetics line Dermafora® from Verfora celebrates its first birthday and is constantly being expanded.


      High volume

      March: High volume

      Galexis, Alloga and Unione Farmaceutica Distribuzione (UFD) process approximately 60 % higher volumes due to the coronavirus pandemic.


        Change in management

        April: Change in management

        New CEO Marc Werner takes over management of the Galenica Group from Jean-Claude Clémençon.


          Verfora takes over Thermacare ®

          May: Verfora takes over Thermacare ®

          Verfora takes over distribution of the well-known Thermacare® brand for Switzerland and Liechtenstein.


            Launch of Coop Vitality mail-order pharmacy

            June: Launch of Coop Vitality mail-order pharmacy

            Coop Vitality is the first pharmacy format to launch its mail-order pharmacy. This marks a key milestone in the Omni-channel strategy.


              Verfora continues to expand

              July: Verfora continues to expand

              Verfora acquires the Hedoga Group with its well-known brands Osa®, Osanit® and Carmol®.


                Launch of Amavita mail-order pharmacy

                August: Launch of Amavita mail-order pharmacy

                Amavita customers can now reorder medications on repeat prescription online and receive them by post.


                  New services for pharmacies

                  September: New services for pharmacies

                  Pharma-Info, a joint venture of HCI Solutions and IFAK Data, takes over service offerings for pharmacies from Swiss pharmacy association Pharmasuisse.


                    Vita-Merfen® available again

                    October: Vita-Merfen® available again

                    Vita-Merfen®, the wellknown and popular ointment for disinfection and wound healing, is available again in pharmacies, drugstores and through online pharmacy shops.


                      Rapid COVID-19 tests available in pharmacies

                      November: Rapid COVID-19 tests available in pharmacies

                      The first Amavita, Sun Store and Coop Vitality pharmacies offer rapid COVID-19 tests.


                        Renewal for Galenica

                        December: Renewal for Galenica

                        The Galenica Group announces a new organisational structure from 2021 to meet customer and market needs even better in the future.