01 April 2020 – Limited amount of prescription drugs that can be collected per person

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Type of Intervention: Medical products and medicines
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Swedish Government limited the amount of prescription drugs that can be collected to a three month supply per person.

The intention is to limit people stockpiling drugs and to ensure that there is an adequate supply of prescription drugs available for health services.

The decision was made by the Government on request from the Swedish Medical Products Agency.
Full details here: https://www.regeringen.se/pressmeddelanden/2020/04/begransat-uttag-av-lakemedel/