Ya I know it sounds odd but we had a discussion the other day in irc with a fellow that lives in norway... they've got the whole state healthcare thing (called "blue" medical or something like that) and diapers are covered. BUT, they appear to require a prescription. There was some discussion over interpretation and law and we tried to sort through some google translations on web pages that had some information, but nothing firm was settled on.
Although there was still speculation on the accuracy, it appears that diapers DO require a prescription there, but only if you want to buy them in the way that gets the very low price due to state healthcare coverage. If you don't have a prescription, in theory you should still be able to buy them, but at a significant markup. (how much?) And there was also a question as to whether or not stores would even be willing to sell to you out-of-prescription. He was under the impression that he would have difficulty finding a store willing to sell to him if he didn't have a prescription.
Anyone here from Norway that has experience buying diapers without a prescription? Are diapers "behind the counter" (and have to "ask for them") as most prescription meds are here in the USA? Is it hard to find a store that will sell to you?
One of the key web pages we were looking at is here (norweigan), here's the google translation (search the google translation for "cookies" for lols)
Middle of the page, the table with "blue prescription" on the right next to everything.