The most recent press release
Press Release - INNOVATIONS IN PHARMACY HELP IN FIRST YEAR OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC
- March 10th 2021 -
The PHARMACY CARE – BEYOND THE PANDEMIC conference organised by the EFPC, unlike its last conference in 2019, took place virtually, via video links and two studios as a result of coronavirus crisis restrictions. A broadcast centre was set up in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania. Prague was chosen as the second centre. In total, 360 participants registered for the conference.
Press Release - Poland becomes the fifth member country of the EFPC
- October 4th 2020 -
The Polish Association of Pharmaceutical Employers PharmaNET joined the European Federation of Pharmacy Chains (EFPC) as its fifth member country in October 2020. Apart from Poland, the EFPC's members include pharmacy chain associations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia. Overall, the EFPC represents more than 5,500 pharmacies and 31,700 specialists from Central and Eastern Europe.
Press Release - European pharmacy chains on the front line in fighting COVID-19
- July 21st 2020 -
As many as 97.5% of pharmacy outlets of European operators of pharmacy chains stayed open during the COVD-19 pandemic and continued to provide primary healthcare to patients. The data have been published by the European Federation of Pharmacy Chains based on a questionnaire survey. The survey included 10 organizations from seven European countries.
Annual report 2019
- May 28th 2020 -
The EFPC has published the Annual Report 2019. On this document you will find all relevant information about EFPC´s members, year activities, regular sessions and plans for 2020. During 2019, when the mission has begun, the EFPC clearly demonstrated its purpose as an alliance of pharmacy chains and confirmed its significant position in Europe.
Statement - The EFPC statement of development of the online pharmacy service
- January 10th 2020 -
The EFPC doesn’t have ambitions to initiate or actively encourage the mail-order dispensing of prescription medicines nor its´ extension in Europe. However, we aware that there is a high probability that the need will arise within a short time because of patients’ changing shopping behavior in other fields. By that time, an implementation of the process should be led by legislators to meet patients’ needs under the proposed principles.
Press Release - Liberalization: A way to improve patient comfort
- October 17th 2019 -
The European Federation of Pharmacy Chains (EFPC) has organized an international conference titled "Pharmacy Care – Towards Beyond". Held in the Czech capital Prague, the event featured presentations delivered by experts from the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and Sweden. The main topics debated included pharmacy ownership, healthcare availability and quality, and the shortage and education of pharmaceutical professionals. A separate block was reserved to pharmaceutical innovations.
Press Release - Romania joins the European Federation of Pharmacy Chains as its fourth member
- October 1st 2019 -
The Association of Pharmaceutical Distributors and Retailers in Romania (ADRFR) joined the European Federation of Pharmacy Chains (EFPC) as a new member in July 2019. A resolution to that effect was adopted by the EFPC's members during their assembly held in Bratislava, Slovakia. The EFPC now comprises pharmacy chain associations from four European countries – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and the new arrival Romania. Overall, the EFPC represents more than 2,500 pharmacies and 13,700 specialists in Central and Eastern Europe.
Press Release - Pharmacy Chains Joining Forces
- January 10th 2019 -
The national associations of pharmacy chain operators in three Central European countries have joined forces in founding the European Federation of Pharmacy Chains (EFPC). The establishment of the international association, which will be headed by Zdeněk Blahuta, the former director of the Czech regulator (State Institute for Drug Control), was announced in Prague.
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