German pharmacist newspaper

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German Pharmacist Newspaper

description Independent pharmaceutical journal for science and practice
Area of ​​Expertise Pharmacy, healthcare
language German
publishing company Deutscher Apotheker Verlag ( D )
First edition 1984 (1861 as Pharmaceutisches Wochenblatt)
Frequency of publication weekly / thursdays
Sold edition 28,667 copies
( IVW  Q4 / 2018)
Editors-in-chief Armin Edalat, Doris Uhl
editor Klaus G. Brauer, Peter Ditzel, Benjamin Wessinger
Web link
ISSN (print)
Apothecary Newspaper

description Independent pharmaceutical newspaper for politics, business, management and law
publishing company German pharmacist publisher
First edition 1984
Frequency of publication weekly / monday
Editors-in-chief Christine Ahlheim, Armin Edalat, Doris Uhl
editor Klaus G. Brauer, Peter Ditzel, Benjamin Wessinger
Web link
ISSN (print)
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News website
operator German pharmacist publisher Dr. Roland Schmiedel GmbH & Co. KG
On-line 1997

The Deutsche Apothekerzeitung (spelling: Deutsche Apotheker Zeitung, abbreviation: DAZ) is an independent (association) pharmaceutical journal for science and practice and appears weekly on Thursdays. Since 1984 there has been a Monday edition of the DAZ, the Apotheker Zeitung (AZ), and since 1997 the editorially independent website . The journal goes back historically to the Pharmaceutische Wochenblatt from 1861. At times it was called the Süddeutsche Apotheker Zeitung .

Content and structure

The DAZ covers all relevant topics for the target group of pharmacists . The focus is on aspects of daily practice (advice on advice, self-medication, pharmacy practice, law), pharmaceutical services such as medication analysis and medication management, pharmaceutical and medical science, training, further education and training, as well as professional and health policy. There are also conference and congress reports, comments and opinions.

With the sections “People”, “Pharmacies” and “ Feuilleton ”, the DAZ also provides a platform for social issues. Anniversaries, portraits and birthdays, as well as academic news such as approvals or doctorates , are published nationwide.

The AZ, which is published on Mondays, primarily deals with the areas of politics, economics, management and law.

DAZ and AZ are the only pharmaceutical journals with more than 14,200 ( IVW - circulation control 4th quarter 2018) personally paying subscribers. The print run is over 29,400 copies per issue (actual circulation: 28,667 copies).

In 2017, the DAZ was recognized by the industry association “ Deutsche Fachpresse ” as the best trade magazine (in the category “Trade magazines with a turnover of over 2.5 million euros”). According to the reader analysis for pharmacy journals 2017 (LA-PHARM), the DAZ is the best-known pharmaceutical journal in Germany.

Regular supplements and spin-offs

  • New medicines
  • History of Pharmacy
  • “Teamschulung” is a specialist magazine for the pharmacy team. The concept includes training all pharmacy staff on a specific topic in self-medication (OTC). Readers can acquire advanced training points.
  • “DAZ Thema” appears four times a year as a supplement in the DAZ and PTAheute. In each issue, a clinical picture or a counseling topic in the pharmacy is discussed in detail with background information, advice tips as well as decision-making aids and product examples for self-medication.
  • The UniDAZ is the student magazine of the DAZ and appears twice a year at the beginning of a new semester. It is aimed at pharmacy students, pharmacists in internship (PhiP) and young professionals and, in addition to pharmaceutical content, also contains current topics from university politics as well as information on internships abroad and further training opportunities.
  • PTAheute, a former DAZ supplement, is now an independent training magazine for pharmaceutical technical assistants (PTA) in training and work. PTAheute takes up issues related to pharmacy and offers up-to-date and practical specialist knowledge twice a month for advising pharmacy customers. The focus of each issue is a topic with certified advanced training. According to IVW and LA-PHARM 2017, PTA is today the most widely read and most widely read magazine by PTA and pharmaceutical engineers.

The online news portal has been the editorially independent website of the DAZ since 1997 . is the only association- independent , IVW -listed specialist pharmacist portal and one of the most widely read online specialist media in the German trade press. With around 2.13 million visits and around 3.03 million page impressions (as of March 2019), it is ahead of the online offer of the Pharmazeutische Zeitung with around 1.4 million visits in the same month.

The morning newsletter "Wissen vor 8" (18,000 subscribers) contains a personal editorial and an overview of the day's topics. In addition, important news outside of the pharmacy and healthcare sector is presented. The evening newsletter "Nach 6" also provides information on working days about the latest news, reports and reports from the fields of pharmacy, health policy, economy and law. In the case of exclusive and urgent topics, the readership is also informed via a special newsletter. The “Diary Newsletter” on Sunday morning provides an overview of the most important news of the week and contains the link to “My Dear Diary” by DAZ publisher Peter Ditzel.

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