Welcome to the TLV
The Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency, TLV, is a central government agency whose remit is to determine whether a pharmaceutical product, medical device or dental care procedure shall be subsidized by the state. We also determine retail margins for all pharmacies in Sweden, regulate the substitution of medicines at the pharmacies and supervise certain areas of the pharmaceutical market.
The Swedish system of substitutable pharmaceuticals with a ‘product-of-the-month’ quickly brings down the prices for
prescription pharmaceuticals with competition.
Pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals is key to achieving equal and affordable medical treatments. This report provide an overview of how the Swedish healthcare system is organised and operate to reach this aim.
Here you will find information on how to apply for reimbursement, pricing or price changes for a medicine.
Data from clinical practice is key to ensuring that TLV is able to contribute to the rapid and equal access to new pharmaceuticals .