Estonia opens first internet pharmacy

  • 2013-11-12
  • From wire reports, TALLINN

Estonia has opened its first internet pharmacy, reports Postimees Online.

Customers who live far from pharmacies can now have medicines ordered to their door and consult with pharmacists over the internet about prescriptions.

Medicines will take three days to reach clients whilst delivery costs also apply.

Kadri Tammepuu, head of Terve Pere Apteek OÜ in Tallinn who launched the e-pharmacy said the process had been a time-consuming endeavor.

"Being the first in Estonia, there was no-one to model ourselves after, thus, in cooperation with State Agency of Medicines, we developed a high level security environment for the Estonian market.

She added: "Going over the details took time. But now we can truly say that the quality of an internet pharmacy equals an ordinary one. It’s much more convenient."

Plans to launch another e-pharmacy in Tallinn by OÜ Valga Apteek are also in talks.