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Our business in Norway

In Norway we provide Pharmacy and Consumer solutions. In addition to a network of its own pharmacies under the brand name Vitusapotek, NMD operates Ditt Apotek franchise pharmacies.

At a glance

  • Norsk Medisinaldepot, wholesale, about 250 employees
  • Vitusapotek and Ditt Apotek, retail, about 2,600 employees
  • Pharmacy and Consumer Solutions
  • 2 distribution centres
  • In total, about 270 Vitusapotek and 70 Ditt Apotek pharmacies (August 2020)


Norsk Medisinaldepot's customers are pharmacies, companies with manufacturing authorisation and other wholesalers. The head office is located in the north of Oslo.

Norsk Medisinaldepot has been part of McKesson Europe from 2001 until February 2016. Since then the wholesale segment and the pharmacy business in Norway have been part of a McKesson subsidiary, McKesson Europe's main shareholder, but are still managed by McKesson Europe.


Vitusapotek Fornebuporten
Vitusapotek Fornebuporten

Norway has a population of more than 5.3 million people and more than 980 pharmacies. This means a low pharmacy density with 5,600 inhabitants per pharmacy. In addition to the network of its own 270 pharmacies under the brand name “Vitusapotek”, NMD operates 70 “Ditt Apotek” franchise pharmacies.

At Vitusapotek, customers benefit from a high level of pharmaceutical expertise and a broad selection of quality-assured merchandise. 

Learn more about Vitusapotek: 

Ditt Apotek is a marketing and purchasing cooperation concept for privately owned pharmacies, which combines full control over your own business with access to NMD’s extensive range of services.

Learn more about Ditt Apotek: