Prescription drugs

Over 100,000 drugs are approved in Germany – with new products being added to the list on a regular basis. This overview provides information such as how to administer medication correctly, why some drugs are only available in pharmacies and how medication gets approved. 

Medication – an overview

This article discusses the definition of medication, how and when various types of medication can be used and who is responsible for their approval and control.

The package insert (package leaflet)

The package insert contains important information about a drug, for example the therapeutic indication (area of use), the correct usage and the possible side effects.