Online search for medicinal products
The details of all medicinal products authorised in Austria can be obtained from our "Austrian Medicinal Product Index".
Public health portal of Austria
Austria's public health portal offers you independent, quality-assured and service-oriented information about health and illness.
Emergency call for deaf or speech-impaired people
By fax or SMS to 0800 133 133
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By application (Deaf Emergency Call) DEC112 on your smartphone.
Pharmacy call 1455
By calling 1455, every caller receives information about medicines quickly and unbureaucratically at local rates. When pharmaceutical questions arise, callers are connected directly to the pharmacist. Most questions concern the correct intake or use of the medication as well as interactions and side effects.
Originally, this service was developed for blind and visually impaired people. They are often concerned with the legibility of package inserts or the dosage of the drug.
The pharmacy call is available around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Source: Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists
Apo-App "Pharmacies and Medicines in Austria"
Drug information: Instructions for use, instructions for use, doping warning and much more.
This app gives you access to a comprehensive medicines database with more than 9,000 instructions for use. You can find your personal medication by scanning (barcode) or using the search function in the database.
With warnings and package inserts, the app provides you with a lot of important information.
Source: Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists
Pursuant to Section 31 (3) (12) ASVG, the Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger (Federation of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions) is obliged to issue aSocial Insurance Reimbursement Code for the supply of medicinal products for the account of a social insurance institution in the established sector. That list includes proprietary medicinal products authorised, reimbursable and secured in Austria.
Source: The Reimbursement Code online
Patient Safety Platform
An independent national network, to which all relevant institutions and experts of the Austrian health system belong, who deal with patient safety and quality assurance.
The primary goal is the networking of experts and the raising of awareness on topics related to patient safety and quality in health care.
Source: Patient Safety Platform
"Medicine & Reason" Initiative
The initiative "Arznei & Vernunft" is a joint project of the Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger, Pharmig, Österreichischer Ärztekammer and Österreichischer Apothekerkammer.
Information brochures made available for download inform patients about the clinical picture and the treatment options available. Among other things, the focus is on prevention and the need to change individual lifestyles in favour of one's own health.
Accessible under A&V
Patient attorneys are completely independent institutions of the different countries. They will help you to represent your rights as a patient in the health and hospital sectors.
Accessibility of the patient attorneys' offices
Health portal of the European Union
Information on actions and decisions at European level to protect the health of Europeans.
Information for patients from the EMA - European Medicines Agency
General page on the involvement of patients and consumers in the activities of the Agency:
EMA interaction with patients and consumers
To the website of the working group for patients and consumers:
European Patients Forum
EPF is an umbrella organisation that works with patients' groups in public health and health advocacy across Europe. Our 74 members represent specific chronic disease groups at EU level or are national coalitions of patients. You can see a full list of our members here, with details should you need to contact them directly.
EUPATI - European Patients Academy on Therapeutic Innovations
Patient training - the ABC of drug development
EUPATI - the European Patients' Academy on Therapeutic Innovation provides patients and the general public with scientifically sound, objective and understandable information on the research and development process of medicines.
It will strengthen the ability of patients and laypersons to advise regulatory authorities and ethics committees, for example in clinical trials.
In the EUPATI Austria Platform, representatives of patient organisations, science and industry work together to promote the further education of patients and their participation in the research and development (R&D) of drugs in Austria.
EFA - European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Associations
Our misson is to be the voice of allergy, asthma and COPD patients at European level and to be actively involved in the decisions impacting their health.
EURORDIS - Rare Disease Patients in Europe
EURORDIS plays an important role in the orphan drug development process through participation in the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products at the European Medicines Agency.