As of January 2019, there will be changes in medication categories.
Some will only be available with a medical prescription, in pharmacies. Others will be available over the counter, in pharmacies or drugstores.
Please note that drugstores are not healthcare providers recognised under the Federal Law on Health Insurance (LAMal/KVG). Therefore, medication purchased in a drugstore cannot be reimbursed under the basic health insurance (AOS/OKP).