Apoteket

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Apoteket AB
Type Swedish government enterprise
Founded 1970 (1970)
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden
Key people Ann Carlsson (CEO)[1]
Products Pharmaceuticals
Revenue SEK 26.275 billion (2010)[1]
Employees 5,655 (2010)[1]
Website www.apoteket.se

Apoteket AB is the national pharmaceuticals retailing former monopoly in Sweden. Apoteket AB, formerly Apoteksbolaget, is a government owned enterprise reporting to the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1970 under the name Apoteksbolaget AB. In 1998 the name was changed to the current one, Apoteket AB.[2]

On 1 July 2009, the government monopoly was lifted.[3] The Swedish government cited the fact of Sweden being the only democracy, along with Cuba and North Korea, to retain its monopoly as an argument for its abolishment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Årsredovisning 2010" (in Swedish). Apoteket AB. p. 3. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Apoteket AB". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 March 2012.  (subscription required)
  3. ^ Landes, David (1 July 2009). "Sweden's pharmacy monopoly finished". The Local. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 

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