Milestones


  • 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.