In the general case, pharmacies in Germany are required to give out the cheapest prescription-only medicine. Doctors may overrule this (e.g., by marking the aut idem field).

If the cheapest medicine contains gelatin, and there is a more expensive variant without gelatin, can vegans get the more expensive variant without paying the price difference?

If yes, does the prescribing doctor have to arrange this, or can pharmacies decide this on their own?

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