Wealth of Contrasts: Nyegaard & Co. - A Norwegian Pharmaceutical Company, 1974-1985

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Author: Judy Slinn
Date: Oct. 1995
From: Business History(Vol. 37, Issue 4)
Publisher: Frank Cass & Company Ltd.
Document Type: Book review
Length: 416 words

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This is the story of the evolution of a small Norwegian company, established in 1874 as an agency to import pharmaceuticals, into a major player in the world pharmaceutical industry, as the Hafslund Nycomed Corporation. The industry in Norway was, uniquely, highly regulated, and until into this century pharmacies had a peculiarly privileged position, licensed by the government as importers, distributors and manufacturers of drugs and medicines.

Changes in the law, however, allowed the small Nyegaard company to become first a wholesaling company and then, between 1911 and 1913, a manufacturing business. Initially its product range was built on copies of imported drugs, principally...

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Slinn, Judy. "Wealth of Contrasts: Nyegaard & Co. - A Norwegian Pharmaceutical Company, 1974-1985." Business History, vol. 37, no. 4, Oct. 1995, p. 117. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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