Frequently asked questions

We have compiled some frequently asked questions for you, which will provide you with well-founded answers to your questions. You want to know more? Then send us a message to:

What is the difference between medicinal products and food supplements?

Food supplements are foodstuffs and are subject to the provisions of the Foodstuffs Ordinance. Their sole and exclusive purpose is to supplement a healthy, balanced diet. In contrast, medicinal products are subject to the Medicinal Products Act and serve to cure, alleviate, prevent or detect diseases, ailments, bodily harm or pathological complaints. Medicinal products are subject to authorisation.