Supporting healthcare

Our services support healthcare in providing safe and effective pharmacotherapy for patients. We also offer primary care services in our pharmacies.

In addition to pharmaceutical distribution and dose dispensing, many of our expert services support healthcare by helping pharmaceutical companies in developing effective pharmacotherapy. Our Real World Evidence (RWE) studies, for example, contribute to data-driven decision-making and value-based healthcare.

By combining real-world data from national registers and patient reported outcomes (PRO), our real-world evidence studies produce information about the effectiveness of medicines and how well they work in patients’ everyday life. These studies help to develop more effective treatments that often also benefit society in reduced healthcare costs.

In Finland, we have developed a digital research platform that increases the transparency of health data usage for patients in these studies. The research platform has been developed as part of the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra's IHAN® project that aims to lay the foundations for a fair data economy. Research participants can ensure strong identity verification, give electronic consent and control the usage of their own data.

Primary healthcare services from pharmacies

In Sweden, our Kronans Apotek supports healthcare and public health by providing primary care services through pharmacies. Together with a Swedish private healthcare operator MediCheck, we offer a vaccination service in the pharmacies covering for example vaccines for TBE, herpes zoster and boosters for basic vaccines.

During the pandemic, our pharmacies have also supported healthcare capacity with COVID-19 antibody testing and COVID-19 vaccinations. Other primary healthcare services, such as measuring of blood pressure and haemoglobin, have been paused due to the pandemic.