About Norsk Medisinaldepot

Norsk Medisinaldepot AS (NMD) is one of Norway's largest suppliers of pharmaceuticals and health-related products. The administration and central warehouse and is located at Alna, north of Oslo, while large parts of Northern Norway are served from the distribution center in Harstad. The company has approximately 2,300 employees. NMD is part of McKesson Corporation.

About Norsk Medisinaldepot

About us

Vitusapotek is our wholly owned pharmacy chain, with over 270 large and small pharmacies spread throughout Norway. Some of these are so-called “Vitusapotek Samarbeid” - a separate concept for those who want to own their own pharmacy but run it as a Vitusapotek. We have also developed the chain concept Ditt Apotek, which is a collaboration for independent, privately owned pharmacies. Today, more than 70 pharmacies are associated with the collaboration.

Our owners

Norsk Medisinaldepot AS is a part of McKesson Europe. McKesson Europe, part of McKesson Corporation, is a leading company in the healthcare sector, with strong brands across 13 European countries. McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 7th on the Fortune 500, is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, healthcare technology, community oncology and specialty care.

McKesson partners with life sciences companies, manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other healthcare organizations to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively.

United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities to improve patient care in every setting – one product, one partner, one patient at a time. For more information visit

McKesson Europe Policy Position

McKesson Europe Policy Paper: e-prescription – making it happen

McKesson Europe Policy Paper: How pharmacy sales of OTC Medicines contribute to better public healthcare

Celesio Position Paper: Pharmacist-Led Generic Substitution – Benefits for Healthcare Systems

Celesio Position Paper: Pharmacists Need Read-Write Access to Patient Electronic Health Records

Celesio Position Paper – Our Vision for Community Pharmacy in the Future 

McKesson Europe Policy Position: Diesel vehicle bans must not disrupt medicines supply to patients

McKesson Europe Policy Position Annex: Diesel Vehicle Bans – Supporting Material

McKesson Europe Position Paper: Managing Medicines Shortages

Our values

Our value set, ICARE, both commits and motivates. ICARE stands for Integrity, Customer-First, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. For everyone who works at NMD, this means that we make every effort to make decisions, big and small, with a focus on what is ethically correct for the company, the customers and the health sector. Customers are at the center of everything we do, and we succeed when they succeed. We feel a personal commitment to customers, suppliers and colleagues - and we take a natural responsibility to keep what we promise. We treat each other, customers and suppliers with dignity, consideration and openness. Our goal is always to exceed the expectations of our customers and the expectations we have of each other.


After a tender competition, NMD supplies so-called H-prescription products to all Norwegian pharmacies as from 1 January 2017, except for hospital pharmacies. Essentially, these are costly biological drugs that require special handling and monitoring.

The company is also the sole supplier of pharmaceuticals to the private clinics of Aleris, Volvat and LHL.

The company offers flexible solutions for 3rd party storage to the pharmaceutical industry and other suppliers.

Certification of quality

NMD is quality certified according to NS-EN ISO 9001: 2015 and environmentally certified according to NS-EN ISO 14001: 2015.

For quality deviations, send an e-mail to:

Management team

Ros-Marie Grusén, Managing Director
+47 24 05 30 00

Terje Kvaal, COO (Chief Operating Officer)
Mob: +47 905 17 043

Kurt Haga, Operations
Mob: +47 456 61 654

Fredrik Ljungström, Commercial
Mob: +47 468 15 405

Hege Willoch, Quality Management & Professional Services
Mob: +47 932 05 389

Michael Ecker, Finance
Mob: +47 400 11 109

Kristin Watndal, HR
Mob: +47 415 42 448

Miriam Thistel, Strategy 
Mob: +47 952 60 558

Sigrid Hov Fodnæss, IT
Mob: +47 900 71 087

Contact Us

Press contact:

Tonje Kinn
Communication Advisor
Mobil + 47 98 21 25 97

Norsk Medisinaldepot AS
Alf Bjerckes vei 28
PB 183 Kalbakken, N - 0903 Oslo
Tlf.: +47 24 05 30 00
Fax.: +47 24 05 30 01

NMD Distribution - branch Harstad
Østenbekkveien 24 N - 9403 Harstad
Tlf.: +47 77 00 26 10 Fax.: +47 77 00 26 11