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 260 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 Corporation, headquartered in the United States, is the majority shareholder in McKesson Europe AG. McKesson is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care and healthcare technology solutions.

McKesson Europe operates in 13 countries around the world and employs approximately 38,000 people.

We care about each other, our customers and our partners. Corporate Governance and compliance with laws and internal policies is an important and integral part of the McKesson Europe Group's corporate culture, and the proactive and preventive approach ensures that our clients and patients receive the products and support they need for optimal care.

Corporate Governance and compliance with laws and internal guidelines in McKesson Europe is a vibrant theme and constantly evolving, so that we can adapt to current law and the current situation in both the company and the outside world.

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 

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: QA@nmd.no

Management team

Ros-Marie Grusén, Managing Director
+47 24 05 30 00
Email: rm.grusen@nmd.no

Terje Kvaal, Operations
Mob: +47 905 17 043
Email: terje.kvaal@nmd.no

Fredrik Ljungström, Commercial
Mob: +47 468 15 405
Email: fredrik.ljungstrom@nmd.no

Hege Willoch, Quality Management & Professional Services
Mob: +47 932 05 389
Email: hege.willoch@nmd.no

Anne Breive, Finance
Mob: +47 913 89 794
Email: anne.breive@nmd.no

Kristin Watndal, HR
Mob: +47 415 42 448
Email: kristin.bryntesen.watndal@nmd.no

Miriam Skåland, Strategy & Communications
Mob: +47 952 60 558
Email: miriam.skaland@nmd.no

Contact Us

Norsk Medisinaldepot AS
Alf Bjerckes vei 28
PB 183 Kalbakken, N - 0903 Oslo
email: post@nmd.no
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