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