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Apoteket AB
Swedish government enterprise
Founded 1970 (1970)
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden
Key people
Ann Carlsson (CEO)[1]
Products Pharmaceuticals
Revenue SEK 26.275 billion (2010)[1]
Number of employees
5,655 (2010)[1]

Apoteket AB is the national pharmaceuticals retailing former monopoly in Sweden. Apoteket AB, formerly Apoteksbolaget, is a government owned enterprise reporting to the Ministry of Finance.[2]


The company was founded in 1970 under the name Apoteksbolaget AB. In 1998 the name was changed to the current one, Apoteket AB.[3]

On 1 July 2009, the government monopoly was lifted.[4] The Swedish government cited the fact of Sweden being the only democracy, along with Cuba and North Korea, to retain its monopoly as an argument for its abolishment.


  1. ^ a b c "Årsredovisning 2010" (PDF) (in Swedish). Apoteket AB. p. 3. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Regeringens skrivelse 2012/13:33". The Swedish Government. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Apoteket AB". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 March 2012.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ Landes, David (1 July 2009). "Sweden's pharmacy monopoly finished". The Local. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 

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