Mediengruppe Deutscher Apotheker Verlag

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German pharmacist publisher Dr. Roland Schmiedel GmbH & Co. KG
legal form GmbH & Co. KG
Seat Stuttgart , Germany
management Christian Rotta (responsible)
André Caro
Benjamin Wessinger
Number of employees 338
sales EUR 65.84 million
Branch Publishing
As of December 31, 2018

The Deutscher Apotheker Verlag Dr. Roland Schmiedel GmbH & Co. KG ( Deutscher Apotheker Verlag for short, DAV for short ) is a German pharmaceutical specialist publisher based in Stuttgart and the parent company of the Deutscher Apotheker Verlag media group . The group also includes other specialist and scientific publishers .

Mediengruppe Deutscher Apotheker Verlag

The following wholly owned subsidiaries belong to the Deutsche Apotheker Verlag group of companies (as of 2018):

  • Franz Steiner Verlag GmbH, Stuttgart
  • Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Stuttgart
  • DAN Network of German Pharmacists GmbH, Stuttgart
  • Verlag Österreich GmbH, Vienna (Austria)
  • MedPharm Polska Sp.z oo, Breslau / Poland
  • Medpharm Networks GmbH, Stuttgart
  • Behr’s GmbH, Hamburg
  • DAP Networks GmbH, Cologne
  • BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag GmbH, Berlin
  • ePrax GmbH, Lüdenscheid

German pharmacist publisher

The German Apotheker Verlag (DAV) is a pharmaceutical specialist publisher in Germany. It provides specialist and scientific information for pharmacists and pharmaceutical technical assistants (PTA).

The Deutsche Apotheker Zeitung, which appears on Thursdays (together with the Apotheker Zeitung , which appears on Mondays, and the news and industry portal is a subscription magazine for pharmacists . The journal for pharmaceutical-technical assistants PTAheute , which has been published fortnightly since 2007, is even more popular . Other journals of the German Pharmacists Verlag are the Krankenhauspharmazie (journal of the Federal Association of German Hospital Pharmacists ) and the medical monthly for pharmacists . In addition to journals, the publisher's program includes scientific literature as well as specialist books , pharmacopoeias , loose-leaf works , databases and other electronic media . The portal of the German Pharmacist Verlag collects job offers and training positions for all pharmaceutical professions.

The media group is supported by editors from the DAV office in Berlin. Every spring, the Deutsche Apotheker Verlag organizes the pharmaceutical advanced training event for pharmacists and PTA Interpharm . Deutsche Apotheker Verlag is a member of the German Book Trade Association .

Scientific publishing company Stuttgart

The Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart (WVG) is a medical and scientific specialist media and magazine publisher. The publishing program covers the areas of medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, physics, nursing, nutrition, as well as health law and health management. In addition to scientific and specialist books, study literature, loose-leaf works, e-books, CDs / DVDs, apps and databases, the WVG publishes the journals Medicinal Therapy, Medical Monthly for Pharmacists, Psychopharmacotherapy, Natural Science Review, Medical Products Journal  and Medicines & Law.

Publishing classics are u. a. the pharmacological textbook and reference work Mutschler : drug effects (book and app), the extensive pharmacopoeia commentary with scientific explanations of the European and German pharmacopoeia (loose-leaf and digital), Thews / Mutschler / Vaupel: anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology of humans (book and app ) and Souci / Expert / Kraut: The Composition of the Food Nutritional Value Tables , a reference work published by medpharm Scientific Publishers, an imprint publisher of the Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart that has existed since 1981. In this imprint publishing house, the Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart primarily publishes international pharmaceutical and medical scientific literature, e.g. As the translated into English Homeopathic German Pharmacopoeia (German Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia) and the Index Nominum : International Drug Directory .

The Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart was founded in 1921 by the Stuttgart pharmacist and food chemist Roland Schmiedel (1888–1967). It has been in the family for four generations and is now managed by managing partners Christian Rotta, André Caro and Benjamin Wessinger.

Behr's publishing house

Behr’s is a specialist publisher in the food and nutrition industry, communal catering, hotel and catering, care, healthcare, and cosmetics and pharmaceuticals industries. In addition to books, loose-leaf publications, electronic media and newsletters, the publisher also publishes the DLR - Deutsche Lebensmittel-Rundschau , the nutrition magazine Verpflegen and QM! , a magazine for quality managers in the food industry.

Behr's Verlag also organizes seminars. The Hamburg-based publisher joined the media group in 2010.

Network of German Pharmacists /

The Network of German Pharmacists operates the advertising-free health portal, which was founded in 2000. The approximately 6,000 member pharmacies can use this portal to present their services and advice, opening times, a map and their team.

In addition to the online pharmacy profile, the portal's service includes the emergency duty roster, the diagnosis finder, the drug reservation and the health news. Furthermore, offers an advice area for patients and customers and presents health policy developments.

The free pharmacy app for iPhone, iPad and Android is also available.

German Pharmacy Portal (DAP)

The DeutscheApothekenPortal is part of DAP Networks GmbH and offers, among other things, an online platform that addresses pharmacists and answers regulatory questions about drug dispensing (discount agreements, retaxation, package sizes, etc.).

In addition to forums, the portal offers a newsletter that provides daily information on pharmacy-relevant practical questions. Parallel to the information on the portal, the DAP-Dialog , the magazine of the German Pharmacy Portal, appears every two months . Part of the magazine is u. a. the OTC dialogue, in which dispensing problems for reimbursable OTC drugs and medical devices are addressed. The offer also includes working aids for the pharmacy, posters with product comparisons and advanced training courses for the industry.

The managing director is Dr. Dagmar Engels.


EPrax GmbH is a developer and distributor of database and software solutions in the health sector. In 2000 it was merged with the Scholz Verlag für Medizinisch-Pharmazeutische Information GmbH. With its products, ePrax is aimed at both medical and pharmaceutical care professionals and patients.  

Wolfgang Scholz is the managing director of ePrax.

Berlin science publisher

The Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag (formerly Berlin Verlag Arno Spitz GmbH ) has been maintaining an interdisciplinary social science and legal program in the fields of law, economics, business administration, administration, politics, history, cultural studies and philosophy since the 1960s. The publisher has been part of the Deutscher Apotheker Verlag media group since 2015.

S. Hirzel Verlag

The S. Hirzel Verlag is a scientific and non-fiction publishing. The German dictionary of the Brothers Grimm and its revisions as well as other Germanistic standard works and titles are published by Hirzel . The publisher also publishes scientific works in the fields of chemistry , physics and philosophy, as well as non-fiction and medical guides. Hirzel publishes Scheidewege - annual journal for skeptical thinking as well as the magazines Acta Acustica united with Acustica (The Journal of the European Acoustics Association) , the magazine for German antiquity and German literature (ZfDA) and the literature journal Baden-Württemberg.

Franz Steiner Publishing House

The Franz Steiner Verlag is one of the humanities publishers in Germany. The core is formed by the historical sciences with a focus on ancient history, the history of science and medicine, and classical philology .

Publishing house Austria

The publisher Austria is a specialist legal publisher based in Vienna. It contains specialist journals , newsletters, study literature, commentaries, manuals and monographs . One focus of the publisher is on business, corporate, antitrust, public procurement law and tax law, but also on administrative and constitutional law.


  • German Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia: List and description of homeopathic medicinal products, including instructions for their preparation, testing and value determination . 4th edition - Leipzig, Schwabe, 1908. Digitized edition of the University and State Library Düsseldorf .
  • 150 years of the Deutsche Apotheker Zeitung. Special edition on July 1, 2011. Stuttgart, Deutscher Apotheker Verlag, 2011.
  • The Behr's publishing house. 175 years. People, fates, successes . 1st edition - Hamburg, Benecke, 2010.

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Individual evidence

  1. a b c Consolidated financial statements for the 2018 financial year of Deutscher Apotheker Verlag Dr. Roland Schmiedel GmbH & Co. KG in the electronic Federal Gazette.