Finnish digital prescriptions valid in Estonia beginning next summer ({{commentsTotal}})

A pharmacist using a customer's ID card to access their digital prescriptions.
A pharmacist using a customer's ID card to access their digital prescriptions. Source: (Sille Annuk/Postimees/Scanpix)

Beginning next summer, Finnish digital prescriptions will be valid in Estonia as well, Finnish daily Uutissuomalainen reported on Wednesday.

Estonian digital prescriptions are to become valid in Finland as well beginning approximately one year later. A procurement based on the innovation and financed by EU Structural Funds was launched earlier this year.

Finland's National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) believes that the cross-border validity of the two countries' digital prescriptions will primarily benefit travelers.

Currently, the only prescriptions written by Finnish doctors valid in other EU member states are prescriptions written specifically for purchasing prescription drugs abroad. Without such a prescription, a traveler currently must make an appointment with a local doctor in order to be prescribed any drugs.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

Source: STT-BNS



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