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.
February: One year of Dermafora®
Derma-cosmetics line Dermafora® from Verfora celebrates its first birthday and is constantly being expanded.
March: High volume
Galexis, Alloga and Unione Farmaceutica Distribuzione (UFD) process approximately 60 % higher volumes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
April: Change in management
New CEO Marc Werner takes over management of the Galenica Group from Jean-Claude Clémençon.
May: Verfora takes over Thermacare ®
Verfora takes over distribution of the well-known Thermacare® brand for Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
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.
July: Verfora continues to expand
Verfora acquires the Hedoga Group with its well-known brands Osa®, Osanit® and Carmol®.
August: Launch of Amavita mail-order pharmacy
Amavita customers can now reorder medications on repeat prescription online and receive them by post.
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.
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.
November: Rapid COVID-19 tests available in pharmacies
The first Amavita, Sun Store and Coop Vitality pharmacies offer rapid COVID-19 tests.
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.